In observance of Respect Life Month, University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins will lead a “Rosary for Life” tonight in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
The praying of the rosary is open to the public and will include scripture passages and meditations read aloud by Notre Dame students, faculty and staff, according to a press release from the university.
The event was created by The Office of University Life Initiatives, which itself was created shortly after the university’s invitation to President Obama in 2009 created a firestorm among many faithful Catholics. Since that time, Fr. Jenkins has marched in the March for Life in Washington D.C. along with a sizable number of students from the university.
The rosary will be said in appeal for a greater respect for the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.
“This is the third year that the Office for University Life Initiatives has held Notre Dame’s Rosary for Life,” said Mary Daly, program coordinator for the office. “The Rosary is a beautiful prayer to Our Lady, who is the patroness of our University, and we are asking that she continue to guide us as we work to promote the sanctity of all human life.”
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