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The 2016 9 Days for Life novena has ended, but the U.S. bishops invite you to continue praying for life year-round!
Sign up to receive monthly emails or text messages with new prayer intentions for life, reflections, actions and more!*
Check back to this page in the months to come for 2017 updates.
*By signing up for the monthly messages, you'll automatically receive the 2017 novena in January.
Curious? To play the short video above, hover over the image and click the Play arrow! Then it's as easy as 1-2-3!
1. PRAY the novena from Saturday, January 21 - Sunday, January 29, 2017.
2. GATHER together in prayer and action with others.
3. SHARE your experience online!
Want to learn more? See our FAQ.
Each day's one-page prayer guide focuses on a different intention and is comprised of five short sections:
Our diocesan locator can help you determine the diocese in which you live, as well as your diocesan website. Many diocesan websites provide listings of parishes.
There are many ways to share your experience online. Pick from below, or come up with some of your own!
Post online how you participated in 9 Days for Life that day, why you are participating, or what being pro-life means to you.
Example A: Being pro-life means bringing meals to my neighbors who have a new baby.
Example B: "I joined 9 Days for Life because my son, who was born with Down syndrome, defies 'easy categorization.' Every life is a good and perfect gift."
- Step 1: Record a 5-15 second video, or print the custom sign (en español) fill it in, and take a selfie of you holding it. (Black-and-white available here.)
- Step 2: Post your video or selfie on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #9DaysForLife, and tag @USCCB. We'll pick from the best to share!
Use the social media kit to share the novena's daily intentions and other respect life images. (Pre-written posts for each image are available, so most of the work is already done for you!)
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