I am delighted to tell you about a new movement that is already gaining momentum throughout the United States. It is called Cenacles of Life; the basic foundation of the effort is prayer and fasting dedicated to the goal of ending the tragedy that we know as the culture of death.
A cenacle is a simple prayer group. The process recommended by the Cenacles of Life organizers is to pray two rosaries together each week and to make the commitment to fast one day a week.
The intention of this effort, Cenacles of Life, is to petition the Lord through His Blessed Mother for the end of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and cloning.
Father Andrew Apostoli, CFR, who is the Spiritual Director of Cenacles for Life, writes in his introductory letter,
"As the witness of Sacred Scripture and the Church's long history would indicate, cenacles of prayer and fasting throughout the United States will bring down abundant graces needed to end the whole culture of death."
I love everything about this new program and hope that you will be as enthusiastic about it as I am. The web site features meditations on each of the mysteries of the rosary, a prayer of offering and an area where you can ask questions or make suggestions to them.
Because this is a fairly new project, it is imperative that we spread the news and do all we can to get a cenacle of life going in every Catholic parish in our land. It would be a further blessing to have many cenacles in each parish so that an abundance of small groups is meeting to pray for an end to the evil. What a blessing this would be to the family, to the Church and most particularly to the targeted victims of the culture of death.