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Pray? “More than ever”

Press Release – One Million Children Praying the Rosary – Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Montréal, August 1st, 2022 – Year after year, this annual activity organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN-AED), has become an event not to be missed. On Tuesday, October 18, children and families around the world are called to pray for world peace by praying the Rosary.

“And for good reason,” exclaims Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of ACN Canada. “Conflicts are multiplying through so-called traditional wars and through acts of terrorism,” she explains. “Despite the many calls for peace and dialogue, nothing seems to be happening. If I am asked: Should we pray? My answer is: More than ever.” 

In 2021, Children in Malawi prayed for peace on earth. Join them this year with your children, grand-children, students. All over the country, let’s pray for peace.

For Catholics, this age-old prayer is a way of entering into hope. “Many citizens, even believers, experience a certain gloom in the face of conflicts, terrorism, and economic difficulties that are increasingly present in our world. To counter this feeling—and above all, because praying is a gesture of solidarity and a request for and with the victims of war and terrorism—more than ever, we must pray.”

Aid to the Church in Need Canada invites you to be part of a meaningful global movement of prayer for peace on October 18.

There are a couple of ways to participate:

  • By organizing an activity in your pastoral setting or school.

To obtain campaign material, submit your request in writing to Mrs. Valérie Vulcain at: vv@acn-canada.org or call 1-800-585-6333, ext. 227.

  • By participating in the virtual prayer group that will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. 

To register for the virtual event with your children or grandchildren, please visit: Eventbrite.

Together, more than ever, let us pray for peace!

Refugee children in Uganda in Procession.

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