Praying and Witnessing Coast to Coast

DANBURY—Yesterday was a day of prayer and pro-life witness in the diocese and across the country as women and men participated in Life Chain and saying the Rosary coast to coast.

Sunday October 7 was set aside as a day of synchronized prayer with 1,100 other locations in the U.S. and 40 foreign countries joining in the prayer for life.

The local “Life Chain” witness started at 2:30 yesterday afternoon with a vigil in front of 44 Main Street in Danbury. It was led by Deirdre Condon, who also serves as a coordinator of 40 Days for Life.

Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, pro-life witness held on sidewalks throughout the USA and Canada in memory of the millions of babies whose lives have been lost to abortion.

“You can be a light in a darkened world as you help put an end to abortion through prayer,” said Peg Rozzi, the organizer of 40 Days for Life in Danbury. She is a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole, Brewster, NY.

Following the Life Chain, at the same location Sharon Boland, a member of the 40 Days for Life Danbury Team, led the gathering in the Rosary Coast to Coast from 4 to 5 pm.

The Rosary Coast to Coast found its inspiration from the Catholics of Poland who gathered last year along its borders to beg our Blessed Mother’s prayers for their country and the world. The Rosary Coast to Coast seeks to unite Catholics across the USA in prayer for the soul of our country, Rozzi said.