On the Eve of the March for Life in Washington, the Monks and Seminarians from St. Vincent Archabbey joined Cardinal DiNardo and more than 20,000 pilgrims in celebrating the National Prayer Vigil for Life, held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Vigil included Mass, Confessions, the Rosary, Byzantine Rite Compline, and Adoration.
After spending the night in prayer, the St. Vincent Monks and Seminarians united with the thousands of pro-life activists on January 23 to participate in the 39th annual March for Life. Despite being one of the largest annual protests in Washington, it has largely been ignored by the mainstream media.
"A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer." - Pope John Paul II
For more information about the March for life visit: http://www.marchforlife.org