Lent is here, and so is 40 Days for Life
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Lent is a time to die to self in order to grow spiritually. 40 Days for Life offers the opportunity to do some of the most life-giving penance you may ever experience. It is an opportunity to bring the Church to the gates of hell where babies are dying and mothers are being forever wounded.

Now is the time to sacrifice. Now is the time to love. Now is the time to lead. Now is the time to grab an image of Our Lady and head off to the nearest Planned Parenthood facility with a friend—to weather the cold and the heat, the jeers, and the occasional flying object or sprinkler system used to discourage you.

But most importantly, now is the time to pray for an end to the killing. Pray for an end to Planned Parenthood’s sexualization of children and teens. Pray for an end to the contraceptive culture. And pray for an end to Planned Parenthood. 

With love and sacrifice comes great grace. You will undoubtedly have the opportunity to love those who are hurting, to help those who are in despair, and to be a part of the Body of Christ—the part that cares enough to walk out of the prayer closet and onto the streets to speak up for those who have no voice, and to offer help to those who have lost all hope.

Consecrate this Lent and your work on behalf of moms and babies to Our Lady. Bring Jesus to Planned Parenthood through Mary. Keep her front and center. Pray the rosary. This is the time-tested formula for saving countless lives, converting souls, rescuing Planned Parenthood workers, and shutting down Planned Parenthood. In fact, 40 Days for Life reports that 60 locations that have been the sites of previous 40 Days for Life vigils are now closed. 

You can find the 40 Days for Life location nearest you by following this link. If there is not a location near you, go to Planned Parenthood anyway. Pray, be a public witness to the goodness of God in the face of evil, and offer help and hope to those who have neither. It may be a Lent you will never forget.