July 24-World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly

Sts. Joachim & Anne, Grandparents of Jesus

Pope Francis established the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly.  While celebrating the Feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, grandparents to Jesus, Pope Francis is also recognizing and honoring the role of grandparents and the elderly.  He has permitted the granting of a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, for all those who participate in liturgical celebrations observing it, those who unite themselves spiritually to those celebrations if they are unable to leave their homes, and those who visit, in person or virtually, their grandparents or elderly brothers and sisters in need.