Nine Days for Life Begins Across Diocese of Tyler

On January 22 our nation will mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S.

Since that tragic decision, more than 56 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion, and many suffer that loss — often in silence.

Join the Diocese of Tyler and millions of Catholics across the country by coming together in prayer for a “culture of life” from Saturday, January 17 –  Sunday, January 25.

The U.S. bishops annual novena 9 Days for Life takes place Saturday, January 17 – Sunday, January 25. During that time, we pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day.

Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, email, text message or an app. Join at

In the United States, January 22 is also observed as a day of fasting or other penitential practice in reparation and prayer for an end to abortion.