Tuesday, August 21, 2012

6th World Prayer Congress for Life Vienna October 4th-8th

The 6th World Prayer Congress for Life will be held in VIENNA from the 4th to the 8th of October at the Palais Niederoesterreich conference centre, see venue details on this website

Accommodation is available for conference participants at the Hotel IBIS Mariahilf and special rates apply for those making a reservation by August 30th.

The programme has a number of Marian themes and offers a variety of activities, which will include presentations by pro-life leaders such as Dr Anthoni Zieba from Poland and Monsignor Philip Reilly of the protectors of God’s Precious Infants  from the US and many others. The group will visit the Cistercian Holy Cross Abbey on Friday for a ceremony of atonement, (This Cistercian monastery dates back to 1135 when it was founded by Leopold III. In 1188 Duke Leopold V gave the monastery a relic of the Holy Cross that is still venerated there today.) On Saturday the group will pray outside the largest Austrian abortion clinic
The Congress will commence with Mass at 5pm on Thursday Oct 4th, which will be celebrated by Bishop Elmar Fischer following which the Icon from Jasna Gora  in Poland will be welcomed as part of the Ocean to Ocean pilgrimage.
Bishop Fischer will then address the congress on the topic “Mary, Mother of life”

Full details may be found on this link