The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will kick off “Respect Life” month, celebrated in October, with a prayerful presentation of relics from four saints, each of whom witnessed to the call to life in a unique way.
Sponsored by the archdiocesan Office for Life and Family, the event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
The four saints include St. Padre Pio, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Gianna Beretta Molla and St. Maria Goretti.
Julia Calandra-Lineberg of the National Center Padre Pio Center in Barto, Pa. will give a talk on the relics at 3 p.m.
The public veneration will take place in the basilica from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m, followed by Mass (also in the basilica) at 6:30 p.m.
A copy of St. Pio’s letter to Pope Paul VI supporting “Humanae Vitae” will be available to read.
For more information, visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Life and Family website.
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