International Week of Prayer and Fasting
22nd Annual Campaign: September 20-28, 2014
The International Prayer and Fasting Coalition is urging people of all faiths to a worldwide prayer and fasting campaign for peace from September 20-28, 2014.
This event is run by the International Prayer and Fasting Coalition, which is comprised of Catholic and Christian organizations, including Priests for Life, Human Life International and Students for Life of America. To view more members of the planning committee click here.
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The campaign will kick-off with an international event on Saturday, September 20 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Guest speakers for the kick-off event include Dr. Scott Hahn, popular speaker and teacher on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith; Johnnette Benkovic, founder and president of Women of Grace and Living His Life Abundantly; and Fr. Dermot Roache, SMA, missionary in the Society of African Missions and author of the prayer Consecration of the Family to the Divine Mercy. Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the head of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, will be the main celebrant and homilist at the noon Mass. In past years, the global prayer movement has received two apostolic blessings from Pope Saint John Paul II and a heartfelt blessing from Blessed Mother Teresa, who said, “You must do this week – God wants this. Prayer is the answer to the world’s problems.”
Citizens around the globe are also urged to participate as individuals, families and parishes by attending daily Masses, services and holy hours, going to confession, praying intentional prayers such as the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and fasting. The goals of the “week” (nine days) are to pray and fast for the conversion of all nations, to build a culture of life and to promote peace in the world.
Visit the website today: http://iwopf.org/.
Read the press release here: http://carmelcommunications.com/what-can-change-the-course-of-world-events/.
To view the video about this event click here.