Hands with rosary

(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Maria Lee prays the rosary during eucharistic adoration at St. Patrick Church in Smithtown, N.Y., Dec. 8. The service coincided with the 23rd annual National Night of Prayer for Life, a four-hour vigil held in churches across the country that begins at 9 p.m. on the feast of the Immaculate Conception and ends on Dec. 9, the day in 1531 when Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the unborn, first appeared to St. Juan Diego in Mexico. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) (Dec. 10, 2012)


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