Tuesday, November 23, 2010

URGENT: Vigil for all Nascent Human Life

Hi! I know most of you are preparing for Thanksgiving and I hope you have a very happy one!!!

Just a quick reminder:

The Pope has asked again a few days ago for the Universal Church to unite in prayer for all Nascent Human Life. He is asking all parishes, bioshops, etc to unite in a Vigil right before the First Sunday of Advent to pray for LIFE.

I just wanted to resend so you can promote if possible in your parishes or participate with the Universal Church.

The US bishops have published the materials here: www.usccb.org/prolife/papalvigil

and her is the appeal by the Pope.

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is calling on all Catholics to join in a Vigil for All Nascent Human Life, to be celebrated in local parishes and dioceses Nov. 27.

After praying the midday Angelus together with those gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope recalled that the event is "a joint initiative with the local Churches throughout the world and I have recommended it to be observed in parishes, religious communities, associations and movements too."

"The time of preparation for Holy Christmas is a propitious moment to invoke divine protection for every human being called into existence, and also for a thanksgiving to God for the gift of life received from our parent," he added.

The Hoy Father will celebrate the vigil in St. Peter's Basilica on the eve of the First Sunday of Advent. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments and the Pontifical Council for the Family collaborated in creating an outline for the vigil, and the U.S. bishops' conference is developing resources for the parishes.


  1. So important! Thank you for posting this! It goes along with the post I put up today, about the dignity and protection of human life:


  2. I love that this is happening! Can you imagine how powerful this is going to be, happening at ALL churches? I love it!