"Friars will be participating in the Vigil for Life," said Irish Provincial Minister Hugh McKenna, OFM. "We had another one back in April and there was a great turnout of friars."
The Choose Life: We Cherish them Both, Vigil of Prayer for the Right to Life of Mothers and their Unborn Babies, is an opportunity for all people of faith and goodwill to join in prayer for mothers and unborn babies, that they will continue to be protected, cherished, and safeguarded from all harm.
The Vigil will take place on Saturday, June 8 2-4 p.m. in Merrion Square, Dublin.
In the words of Pope Francis, before he became Pope: "Caring for life from the beginning to the end. What a simple thing, what a beautiful thing. So, go forth and don’t be discouraged. Care for life. It’s worth it!” (Mass in honour of Saint Raymond Nonnatus, Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers, Argentina (August 31, 2005)