The defense of life and the promotion of human dignity in every stage and condition are preeminent concerns of the Knights of Columbus and the entire Church.
From October 4-12, during Respect Life Month, Knights are called to join all Catholics in prayer with Pope Francis for an end to abortion, euthanasia and the many social ills that bring illness, broken families, unhappiness and premature death, especially for the most vulnerable.
During each unique day of the novena, you can reflect on a quote selected from the teaching of Pope Francis on the sanctity of life, pray a decade of the rosary, and conclude with St. John Paul II’s prayer from Evangelium Vitae. By reflecting on the teachings of Pope Francis and calling upon the help of Our Lady for 9 days, we can deepen our commitment to the Gospel of Life and support the most vulnerable through prayer. The prayers and reflection for the novena can be found here.
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To encourage our Brother Knights, their families, and other fellow Catholics to pray this novena, councils and members are encouraged to share the graphics above on their personal and council webpages, Facebook pages and other social media platforms.
Day 1: Message of support from His Holiness Pope Francis for human life to Catholics in Ireland, Scotland and England and Wales, July 7, 2016
Day 2: Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants in the Conference “Yes to Life! – Taking Care of the Precious Gift of Life in its Frailty”, May 25, 2019
Day 3: Twitter, May 15, 2013
Day 4: Address of Holy Father Francis to Participants Organized by the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, September 20, 2013
Day 5: Evangelii Gaudium #214
Days 6 and 7: Gaudete et Exsultate #101
Day 8: Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis at Mass for Evangelium Vitae Day, June 16, 2013
Day 9: Regina Caeli, May 6, 2018