Basilica Privileges

The Papal document, Domus Ecclesiae, spells out the specific privileges granted to a Minor Basilica. The most important of these is the Plenary Indulgence, which the faithful may receive who devoutly visit the basilica and participate in any sacred rite “or at least recite the Lord’s Prayer and the profession of faith.”

How to gain a Plenary Indulgence

On the anniversary of the dedication of the same basilica, November 3

On the day of the liturgical celebration of the title, August 1

On the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, June 29

On the anniversary of the granting of the title of basilica, June 29

Once a year on a day to be determined by the local Ordinary, January 24

Once a year on a day freely chosen by each of the faithful