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May the practice of abortion in our country end.

Novena Day 3 - The End of Abortion - Saturday May 25th


May the practice of abortion in our country end.


Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God’s love. The presence of an illness, disability, or other challenging situation never diminishes the value of a human life. God does not call us to perfection of appearance or abilities, but to perfection in love. Christ invites us to embrace our own lives and the lives of others as true gifts.

Abortion tragically rejects the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, deserving protection. This violent practice ends the life of a human being at its very beginning and horribly wounds all those involved. But Christ came that we “might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10), taking on human flesh for the sake of our redemption. May our culture experience the power of God’s transforming love, that all eyes may be opened to the incredible beauty of every human life.

Acts of Reparation (Choose one.)

  • Take a break from television and the radio today. Consider spending some of that time praying with today’s reflection.
  • Offer some other sacrifice, prayer, or act of penance that you feel called to do for today’s intention.

One Step Further

Commit to praying once a week for an end to abortion in Ireland.

Read the following information published by the Catholic Bishops of Ireland ahead of the 5th anniversary of the Abortion Referendum in the Republic of Ireland:

Abortion: Changing the Narrative – a Statement of the Catholic Bishops: Information and resources