Rosary for Life to unite Notre Dame family in prayer for the vulnerable

By Meg Mirshak

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The Rosary for Life prayer service will be held Sunday, October 1 at 1:15 p.m. in observance of Respect Life Month. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to pray the rosary together at Notre Dame’s Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto.

Handmade rosaries made by women in China who have escaped forced abortion will be provided.

“The rosary is a beautiful prayer to Our Lady, and it is fitting that we call on the patroness of our university to help us encounter the fragile and vulnerable in our midst with greater respect and love,” said John Cavadini, McGrath-Cavadini Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives, the Office of Campus Ministry, Notre Dame Right to Life and Notre Dame Militia of the Immaculata.

For more information, visit All are welcome to attend.

Contact: Brett Robinson, Director of Communications, McGrath Institute for Church Life, 574-631-6109,

The McGrath Institute for Church Life at Notre Dame partners with Catholic dioceses, parishes and schools to address pastoral challenges with theological depth and rigor. By connecting the Catholic intellectual life at Notre Dame to the life of the Church, the McGrath Institute for Church Life forms faithful Catholic leaders for service to the Church and the world. Visit

Originally published by Meg Mirshak at on September 15, 2017.