Papal Blessings, or Benediction Papalis, are inscribed certificates conferred by the Holy Father of the Roman Catholic Church to honor baptisms, confirmations, marriages, anniversaries and other special celebrations of the Catholic faith’s baptized members. A Papal Blessing features hand-painted calligraphy on parchment with the papal seal and signature, and the current Pope's picture.
Annette Russell in the Bishop’s Office is the contact person for Papal Blessings. The steps and procedures for requesting such a blessing are below.
Please note we advise against trying to obtain a Papal Blessing through the Internet or mail as they may be scams.
Procedure for Requests for Papal Blessings
Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Palm Beach
Post Office Box 109650
9995 N. Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650