Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In the midst of these challenging times when the world is focused on saving the lives of those around us, we begin another season in our efforts to instill in our communities and nation a true respect for the sanctity of life of the unborn. As part of the variety of ways we can participate, I call to your attention the 40 Days for Life campaign, which has three key components: prayer and fasting; peaceful vigil; and non confrontational community outreach. This campaign will begin Wednesday, September 23 and end Sunday, November 1.
God often used the period of 40 days in Sacred Scripture to indicate a time of prayer and penance when we turn our hearts to God. It is a time of conversion and change of heart. Through the 40 Days for Life we pray that there will be conversion in the hearts of people in our community and country, so that they will cherish and respect God's gift of life and there will be an end to abortion.
I encourage you to be a witness to the life of the unborn in our community by participating in the 40 Days for Life campaign.
Entrusting our efforts to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo Bishop of Reno