Local Catholics to begin ‘40 Days for Life’


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SAN DIEGO — The spring campaign of 40 Days for Life will take place from Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, to Palm Sunday, April 2.

Catholics in the Diocese of San Diego will join millions of people around the world in prayer and fasting over the same 40-day period.

The centerpiece of the campaign is continuous, peaceful prayer vigils in front of abortion facilities. Vigils will be held at eight locations in San Diego and Imperial counties, including the San Diego College Area, downtown San Diego, Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Mira Mesa, Vista and El Centro; to find the nearest location or sign up for hours, visit

Auxiliary Bishop Ramón Bejarano will celebrate 40 Days for Life commissioning Masses at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, at Holy Trinity Parish in El Cajon and at noon, Sunday, Feb. 19, at Good Shepherd Parish in Mira Mesa.

As a result of 40 Days for Life’s work, more than 22,800 babies have been saved and over 130 abortion facilities have closed since 2007, when it was founded.

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