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9 Days for Life Novena, Day 9


May we treat others with the love & respect that is due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.”


Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be


logoWhen God created each of us, He did so with precision and purpose, and He looks on each of us with love that cannot be outdone in intensity or tenderness. Moreover, the Lord invites each of us to behold ourselves and each other with the same wonder and awe. “Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” — Pope Francis’ Day for Life Greeting

Excerpt from Pope Francis’ “Day for Life Greeting.” © 2013 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Acts of Reparation (choose one)
  • Say three Hail Marys for your parish priest. Without our priests, we could not have the Mass or the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Pray for your deceased relatives and those who have no one to pray for them.
  • Spend quality time with a family member or friend; offer to help them with something with which they need assistance.
One Step Further

Read the brief 2014 Respect Life Program flyer, from which today’s reflection was taken, at

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