Father Jenkins to lead 'Rosary for Life' Oct. 9

by Notre Dame News

Rosary beads

A “Rosary for Life” will be led by University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 9) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The rosary, which is open to the public, will include scripture passages and meditations read aloud by Notre Dame students, faculty and staff in an event hosted by the Office of University Life Initiatives in observance of Respect Life Month and in appeal for a greater respect for the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

“This is the third year that the Office for University Life Initiatives has held Notre Dame’s Rosary for Life,” said Mary Daly, program coordinator for the office. “The Rosary is a beautiful prayer to Our Lady, who is the patroness of our University, and we are asking that she continue to guide us as we work to promote the sanctity of all human life.”

In addition to being Respect Life Month, October is traditionally observed by Catholics as the Month of the Holy Rosary, a celebration of the ancient sequential prayer for which Pope Paul VI recommended “a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord.”

Contact: Mary Daly at 574-631-9781, mdaly4@nd.edu