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.
The theme for this year is The Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The 25th International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition and the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Legion of Mary, and Priests for Life are uniting to pray and to fast for the goals of the “Week”:
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 to defend the sanctity of marriage and family life
To Pray and Fast for peace and to implore God’s Mercy
International Day of Prayer at the Basilica, Monday, October 9th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 pm. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.