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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
City: Washington, D.C.
The National Prayer Vigil for Life is an all-night pro-life prayer vigil held on the eve of the national March for Life each January. More than 20,000 pilgrims from across the United States 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. from 4:15 pm, Thursday, Jan. 20 to 8 a.m. Friday Jan. 21. and via livestream on www.nationalshrine.org/mass. 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.