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Bishop Edward J. Burns January 19, 2018


VIDEO: Bishop Burns offers homily at the Closing Mass of the National Prayer Vigil

The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the March for Life each January. Over 20,000 pilgrims from across the nation pray through the night for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life. It is held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

The vigil schedule includes the Opening Mass celebrated in the Great Upper Church. Prayer continues throughout the night with the National Rosary for Life, Night Prayer and Holy Hours for Life. The following morning, the prayer vigil concludes with Morning Prayer, Benediction and the Closing Mass the next morning. Bishop Edward Burns was the Principal Celebrant and Homilist for the 2018 Closing Mass.

Skip to 23:45 in the video to watch from the beginning of Bishop's homily.