Celebrate Life Novena

Pray along on the Hail Mary Media app!

To mark the one-year anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Archdiocese of Portland has released a brand new Celebrate Life Novena, which will run from June 16 – 24.

We are pleased to offer this novena on the Hail Mary Media app! Visit the app now to sign up for a daily reminder, or to follow along with the text or audio version. Special thanks to Msgr. Gerard O’Connor, Robin Moodie, and Dina Marie Hale for their assistance in recording the audio version of this powerful novena.

This Novena begins on June 16, the Feast of the Sacred Heart, and culminates on June 24 with Celebrate Life Day. Each day contains a reflection on what Saint Teresa of Calcutta described as “loving until it hurts.” These reflections on Gospel passages should strengthen our resolve to follow their example by saying yes to God and celebrating life. Through this novena, each of us is called to be what Saint John Paul II referred to as “a genuine witness” to inspire and embody a culture of life through obedience to God’s plan and support of families.

See a full PDF of the novena here. Thank you to the Archdiocese of Portland for composing this prayer and allowing Mater Dei Radio to share it with our listeners.

All are invited to a special Celebrate Life Mass with Archbishop Alexander Sample on Sunday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  A special Rosary for life will be prayed before the Mass.