This takes place on the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady to St Elizabeth, Thursday 31st May.
The sacredness of human life
The Annual Day for Life is a day to reflect on the dignity and sacredness of human life. The annual collection will help to further the work of organisations such as the Santa Marta Group, formed by Pope Francis to protect vulnerable people who suffer through the evil of human trafficking, which is basically modern slavery.
Prayer for Life
O God, our Creator, all life is in your hands from conception until death. Help us to cherish our children and to reverence the awesome privilege of our share in creation. May all people live and die in dignity and love. Bless all those who defend the rights of the unborn, the handicapped and the aged. Enlighten and be merciful toward those who fail to love, and give them peace. Let freedom be tempered by responsibility, integrity and morality. Amen.