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

By Meg Mirshak

A Rosary for Life prayer service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9 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 and Notre Dame Right to Life.

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 connects the Catholic intellectual life of the university to the life of the Church by providing research, education and formation opportunities for leaders at all levels of the Catholic Church. For more information, visit