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9 Days for Life is an annual period of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life.

Surrounding the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children*, the overarching intention of the centerpiece novena is the end to abortion.

However, the novena also highlights many other facets of respecting each other's God-given dignity, especially by respecting human life at every stage and in every circumstance.

9 Days for Life is an opportunity to:

PRAY for the respect and protection of each person's life;

During Poverty Awareness Month, join the U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic Community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor!

In addition to the calendar below, longer daily reflections are also available.

Via USCCB -- Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of the Nativity of our Lord (Christmas).

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

This year, the Diocese of Laredo's #GivingTuesday campaign will benefit our aspirants/seminarians.

Please #supportfuturepriests. Click here to donate! 

The Diocese of Laredo is celebrating Stewardship Month in November! 

Our Stewardship and Development Office has started a "30 Days of Gratitude" social media campaign. Please visit the Diocese of Laredo's Catholic Stewardship Facebook page for their daily posts. Leave a comment about what you're most grateful for and then share with friends and family so that they may do the same!

This art contest is open to children and youth, 1st grade through high school in the Diocese of Laredo.  Any kind of ORIGINAL art such as drawings, pictures or paintings on posters can be submitted, dealing with the theme “Be an Instrument of God’s Mercy.”

Winners will be determined by a panel consisting of Martha Miller (Director of the Family Life Office), Very Rev. Anthony Mendoza (Vicar General), and Fr. Francisco Quiroz (Adult Religious Education and Vocations Director).