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9 Days for Life Novena | Day 1

In conjunction with the annual National March for Life in Washington, D.C. later this week, the Office of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is sponsoring 9 Days for Life, a special novena for the protection of human life. 

Today's intention: May the tragic practice of abortion end.

Pray: Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of a human life. God does not call us to perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love. Christ invites us to embrace our own lives and the lives of others as true gifts.

Abortion tragically rejects the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, deserving protection. This violent practice ends the life of a human being at its very beginning and horribly wounds all those involved. But Christ came that we “might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10), taking on human flesh for the sake of our redemption. May our culture experience the power of God’s transforming love, that all eyes may be opened to the incredible beauty of every human life.

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