Catholics nationwide will be praying 9 Days for Life, the annual pro-life novena beginning today, 21 January. New this year, dioceses across the country are each day for the protection of human life. This pro-life novena is an opportunity for recollection and reparation in observation of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade - the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.
The overarching intention of the novena is the end to abortion. Each daily intention is designed to highlight a related topic and is accompanied by a reflection, educational information, and suggested daily actions. The novena encompasses the annual on 22 January.
All are invited to . Participants can receive the novena in English or Spanish via email or text message, or access it online. Participants can share their pro-life witness and invite their social networks to pray on social media with the hashtag #9DaysforLife. A is available, and features the daily prayer intentions and reflections, among other resources.
Sponsored by the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 9 Days for Life began in 2013 in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.