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Pope Benedict’s Prayer for the Unborn

Lord Jesus,

You who faithfully visit and fulfill with your Presence
the Church and the history of men;
You who in the miraculous Sacrament of your Body and Blood
render us participants in divine Life
and allow us a foretaste of the joy of eternal Life;
We adore and bless you.

Prostrated before You, source and lover of Life,
truly present and alive among us, we beg you.

Reawaken in us respect for every unborn life,
make us capable of seeing in the fruit of the maternal womb
the miraculous work of the Creator,
open our hearts to generously welcoming every child
that comes into life.

Bless all families,
sanctify the union of spouses,
render fruitful their love.

Accompany the choices of legislative assemblies
with the light of your Spirit,
so that peoples and nations may recognize and respect
the sacred nature of life, of every human life.

Guide the work of scientists and doctors,
so that all progress contributes to the integral well-being of the person,
and no one endures suppression or injustice.

Give creative charity to administrators and economists,
so they may realize and promote sufficient conditions
so that young families can serenely embrace
the birth of new children.

Console the married couples who suffer
because they are unable to have children
and in Your goodness provide for them.

Teach us all to care for orphaned or abandoned children,
so they may experience the warmth of your Charity,
the consolation of your divine Heart.

Together with Mary, Your Mother, the great believer,
in whose womb you took on our human nature,
we wait to receive from You, our Only True Good and Savior,
the strength to love and serve life,
in anticipation of living forever in You,
in communion with the Blessed Trinity.


December 2, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality, News and Articles   Read More

HLI Calls on all Pro-Lifers to Participate in Historic World-Wide Vigil for Nascent Life

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Nov. 11, 2010 ( – Human Life International (HLI), the world’s largest pro-life organization, today called on all defenders of life to join its international affiliates and leaders in the “Prayer Vigil for All Nascent Human Life” on November 27, coinciding with vespers of the First Sunday of Advent. Earlier this year Pope Benedict XVI announced the worldwide vigil, and urged all dioceses around the world to participate as much as they are able. As part of its effort to raise awareness about the event, HLI has sponsored an international petition of solidarity with the pope. “We hope that Catholics understand the historical significance of Pope Benedict’s invitation,” said Joseph Meaney, HLI’s director of international coordination. “The Holy Father for the first time in history has asked the Universal Catholic Church to gather together in a common liturgical event and pray for our preborn brothers and sisters who are being slaughtered around the world by abortion and other attacks of the culture of death.”

November 12, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality, News and Articles   Read More

Next Large Prayer Vigil

When: Saturday 30 July 2011

Led By Rev. Fr.  Bafana Hlatshwayo

Where: Sacred Heart Church, Corner of Somerset Rd  and Napier Street, Green Point.

Time: 09:30 –11.30

We will process prayerfully to the Marie Stopes Abortion Centre at 91 Bree Street Cape Town, with full permission from the City Council

Times (approx) are as follows:

09.30am : Holy Sacrifice of the Mass celebrated at Salesian Institute Chapel

10.00am : Prayerful and peaceful procession to Marie Stopes, Bree Street, processing with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Rosary and Hymns

11.30am : Return Procession with Prayers and Hymns, ending with Benediction at 12pm

After Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration, and some people will stay to adore the Blessed Sacrament.

Please join us – you really do make all the difference. And try to bring someone with you!

For further Information Contact The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants:

Telephone: 021 593-9875 or 083 412-4936

P.O.Box 1601, Cape Town, 8000

Or see our website for more information about the Helpers and for a schedule of forthcoming vigils or email


“Any country that accepts abortion is the poorest of the poor”

Mother Teresa

March 9, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality   Read More

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Though she is known as the “Queen of the Americas”, she has extended her influence to every continent through her servants in the pro-life cause, bearing the message of love and life to all nations that have succumbed to the demonic influence of human sacrifice. Only through the Heart of a Mother, so benevolent and powerful, can we hope to achieve our ends.             - Fr. Paul Marx

Holy Mother, we pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for all mothers and all unborn children that they may have life here on earth and, by the most Precious Blood shed by your Son, that they may have eternal life with Him in heaven. We also pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart for all abortionists and all abortion supporters that they may be converted and accept your Son, Jesus Christ, as their Lord and Saviour.   Defend all of your children in the battle against Satan and all evil spirits in this present darkness. AMEN.

February 19, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality   Read More

Masses for the Unborn

While the world is increasingly caught up in the quest for pleasure and hedonism, we have become inured to the reality of an evil unprecedented in the history of humanity – legalized abortion.

Abortion is the murder of the innocent, a sin crying out to Heaven for vengeance.   We are defying the laws of our Creator!   The extent of this veritable holocaust to the powers of evil is difficult to comprehend: over 50 million helpless victims world-wide every year.

South Africa is now on this same course. Let us storm Heaven for mercy from God so that more enlightened knowledge prevails with the most powerful means we have at our disposal, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!

Under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe you are asked to have a Mass offered annually on the date of your birth, which will ensure that frequent Masses will be said for all babies threatened by abortion in this country.

If you would like to participate in this crusade, please give your name, address, telephone No, as well as your day and month of birth. We will send you a timely reminder to arrange with a priest to have your Mass offered.

The stipend payable should be arranged with your priest.  You can, if you wish, state as the intention of the Mass ‘for all babies threatened by abortion and their mothers’, or, ‘for the right of children to be born’ or ‘for the conversion of mothers considering abortion, abortion providers and the Government’ or similar.

Just as Holy Mary of Guadalupe extinguished human sacrifice in the Aztec world of the sixteenth century, standing for life and offering the abundant new life won by the self-sacrifice of her Son, so too can she be importuned to end the sacrifice of millions of babies in our own world to-day.   It is altogether appropriate that she become the focus of our prayers on behalf of these innocents.

- Janet Barber I.H.M.

February 19, 2010 Posted Under: HLI Spirituality   Read More