Organized by the Polish Association of the Defenders of Human Life
Life Protection Week in Poland begins on March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph.
The Week of Prayers for the Protection of Life, organized by the Polish Association of the Defenders of Human Life will end on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord on March 25, which, by the appointment of St. John Paul II is celebrated throughout the Church as the Day of Sanctity of Life.
“I trust that the current and similar pro-life initiatives will effectively contribute to the promotion of the civilization of life and consolidate the attitude of active concern for human protection at every stage of its development among the faithful” – noted Bishop Artur G. Miziński, secretary-general of the Polish Bishops’ Conference. The chairman of the Polish Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, also encouraged active participation in the initiative.
The initiative consists of reciting the litany to St. Joseph, a prayer composed by St. John Paul II and taken from the encyclical Evangelium vitae and a short reflection.
The Polish Association of Human Life Defenders was founded in 1999 in Krakow. Our mission is to care for human life at every stage of its development.
For 20 years the group has been implementing our mission through education in the field of pro-life attitudes. We are convinced that education is the condition for recognizing the dignity of every unborn child and granting him the unconditional right to life.
In addition to caring for respect for each conceived child, the organization’s goal is to provide adequate assistance to single mothers and fathers as well as families raising disabled children. We recognize that there is a growing need to accompany the elderly, often sick, suffering, and lonely.
The condition for a permanent change in social attitudes is prayer and undertaking specific educational and support activities. We invite the Friends and Donors of the Association to this work, thanks to whom the truth about human dignity has already been heard by millions of people.