40 Days for Life

From February 14 to March 25, St. Mary’s will take part in 40 Days for Life in Alexandria, VA. Through prayer, fasting, and local outreach we pray for an end to abortion and the respect for all life from conception to natural death. We pray that this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond.

Our parish as been assigned the following days to pray at the abortion clinic on Duke Street during the 40 Days For Life prayer vigil from 7am-7pm.

  • Saturday March 10
  • Tuesday March 13
  • Monday March 19

To sign up for a prayer shift, click the button below! For more information, contact our Pro-Life Coordinators, Chuck and Melinda.

About 40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion. It draws attention to the evil of abortion through the use of a three-point program:

  1. Prayer and fasting
  2. Constant vigil
  3. Community outreach

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.


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