October 2-10, 2016

All-day Eucharistic Prayer Vigil, Monday, October 10, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 pm. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

The International Week of Prayer and Fasting is a grassroots movement of Catholics and other Christians from around the world participating in a global network of prayer and fasting for these three goals:


To Pray and Fast for the conversion of peoples and nations


To Pray and Fast to build a Culture of Life


To Pray and Fast for Peace and for Mercy in Our World

In the Media

Dr. Scott Hahn, IWOPF 2014

September 25, 2015

Jesus Himself has shown us by His own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil.

Pope Saint John Paul II in Evangelium Vitae

2015 International Day of Prayer Speakers

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Bishop Martin D. Holley

Most Reverend Bishop Martin D. Holley is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. He began his ministry in Ft. Walton Beach, FL and last served in a parish as Pastor of Little Flower Catholic Church in Pensacola. He is, and has been, involved in many programs including the Council of Priests, the Diocesan Commission for Catholic Schools, Department of Ethnic Concerns and the Joint Conference of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.

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Fr. Seraphim Michalenko

Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC is a world-renowned expert in the message of The Divine Mercy. He served as vice-postulator for the canonization cause of St. Faustina Kowalska, whose revelations in the 1930s led to the Divine Mercy movement. He is a familiar face to EWTN viewers from his appearances on programs dealing with The Divine Mercy message and devotion.

Anthony Mullen

Anthony Mullen, is a father of four and is the United States National Coordinator for the International Movement of the Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He was nominated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to serve under the Association of the Faithful approved by the Local ordinary, Cardinal Peter Erdo as well as  many other Bishops around the world.  He is also Chairman of the Children of the Father Foundation, a lay Apostolate under proper spiritual direction, which is the largest provider of free materials to make and live one’s Consecration to Jesus through Mary.
Pat Polachek

Pat Polachek

Pat is the foundress of the Family Eucharistic Holy Hour in the Presence of Jesus, the Divine Mercy and Mary, Ark of the New Covenant. She is also President and co-founder of Jesus-The Divine Mercy Foundation. In 2000, Pat became a professed member of the Order of Franciscan Seculars (O.F.S.) and strives, with God’s help, to live the Franciscan calling to go from ‘Gospel to life and life to the Gospel.’