Uniting the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego
from Father Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life
Each year, the National Night of Prayer for Life takes place from 9 pm Dec. 8th to 1 am Dec. 9th.
It was on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (then celebrated on December 9th) that Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego. The National Night of Prayer for Life bridges these two feasts to honor Our Blessed Mother and to pray for the sanctity of all human life.
We ask each parish to join in praying on this holy occasion.
The National Night of Prayer for Life is a pro-life prayer service consisting of exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 20 decades of the Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayer and hymns.
For more information and to download prayers, instructions and flyers go to NationalNightOfPrayerForLife.org or email Victoria at Victoria@PriestsForLife.org.
See ProLifePrayers.com for more prayers to use at this event and order prayer resources at ProLifeProducts.org.
Contact your local priests, religious, Right to Life Organizations, Knights of Columbus, and other parish/fraternal organizations and inform your friends and family across the nation.
Full article can be found at Priests for Life using this link.
As a Private Association of the Faithful, recognized and approved under the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, and working in harmony with the goals of the Bishops' Pro-Life Committee and the local diocesan respect life offices, Priests for Life seeks to:
- unite, encourage, and provide ongoing training to priests and deacons who give a special emphasis to the "life issues", especially abortion and euthanasia, in their ministries;
- instill a sense of urgency in all clergy to teach about these issues and to mobilize their people to help stop abortion and euthanasia;
- assist clergy and laity to work together productively for the cause of life;
- provide ongoing training and motivation to the entire pro-life movement.