A U.S. Pro-Life initiative called "40 days for Life" took place from September 23rd to November 1st. During this time prayer vigils were held in front of various abortion clinics, praying and fasting for an end to abortion.
On the 26th of September, "40 Days for Life" was opened in Jacksonville, Florida, with a Eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Victor Galeone. After the Holy Mass offered for the unborn, there was a procession with the Blessed Sacrament from Assumption parish, where the Servants Sisters are currently working, towards a pro-life center to help women, which is providentially located next to an abortion clinic.
There was a very prayerful atmosphere. Songs were sung and prayers recited, as well as eucharistic petitions and the Holy Rosary. It was amazing to see the reactions of people who had never witnessed such an event. The looks, gestures ... all showed that the presence of the Blessed Sacrament through the streets does not leave anyone indifferent.
Faced with such a great evil, the holocaust of defenseless lives, we can only remember the words of the Lord in the Gospel where he says: "This kind can only be cast out by prayer and fasting" (Mark 9, 29).
We battle on with hope for a Culture of Life that leads to the recognition of the dignity of all human beings and the respect for the great gift of life from the moment of conception to natural death. Let us love the life we have been given by God.