There’s the 40 Days of Life logo — and it’s the same message in any language. This sign is from Croatia, one of the 11 countries where 40 Days of Life vigils have been taking place.
Right now, 40 Days for Life campaigns are happening in 297 cities in 11 countries.
365 lives (that we know of) have been saved since Sept. 24, the first day of the 40 Days autumn 2014 vigil.
Why has 40 Days of Life program captured the the imagination of so many?
Because everyone knows that abortions don’t happen in the White House, Supreme Court, houses of parliament, or seats of power around the world.
That may be where the political battles that make the news take place. But the real battlefields — the true life and death ones — are in cities and towns, large and small. That’s where the abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood offices are. That’s where lives are truly at stake, and that’s where they can be saved.
There are about two weeks left. If you’ve been thinking about coming to pray at the vigil but haven’t done so yet, please don’t let this chance slip by. Please call to sign up for an hour. 845-492-6709
And be sure to come to the closing ceremonies on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley.
Here’s a link to an update posted on the 40 Days for Life website about the vigil that has been taking place in Spring Valley. (When you land on the page, scroll down a bit.)
And here are photos of some of the participants at our local 40 Days for Life campaign in Rockland.
(To enlarge a photo, click on it and then you can use the arrow to the right to advance thru the slide show.)