Ireland has always been a pro-life country. Today, those values of life and family are being tested. The people are standing firm though with 60,000 turning out for the Rally for Life on Saturday 6th July.
The bill is set to come before the Dáil again this week with a vote scheduled to be held at 10 pm on Wednesday.
Family Life International NZ are participating in this Novena for Ireland and encourage every one of good will to join in. The Novena began on Monday 8th July and finishes on Tuesday 16th July, although it can be started at any time. The Novena Prayers can be found here.
“A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world… Let us therefore discover anew the humility and the courage to pray and fast so that power from on high will break down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many of our brothers and sisters the evil of practices and laws which are hostile to life. May this same power turn their hearts to resolutions and goals inspired by the civilization of life and love.”
~ Blessed John Paul II – The Gospel of Life #100