The Pray for Life Novena, to pray for the protection of human life,

commences from Tuesday 23rd May to the Feast of the Visitation on Wednesday 31st May. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life in Ireland. Visit for the daily novena prayers which will also be posted on and @ChooseLifeIRL on Twitter.

This is the second year in which the Council for Life has offered this

Novena.  This year we do so against the backdrop of the government’s

recent Review of the abortion legislation, which proposes

changes in the law which would weaken the rights of the unborn, weaken

still further the limited safeguards for women, and restrict the right

of conscientious objection for pro-life healthcare professionals