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Global Prayer and Fasting Coalition gains momentum as threats of terrorism, H1N1 Pandemic, and civil

9/29/2009 - 1:45 PM PST

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HERNDON, VA (September 29, 2009) - Global Prayer and Fasting Coalition gains momentum as threats of terrorism, H1N1 Pandemic, and civil unrest threaten world peace and security
October 2 - 12, 2009

Who: 17th Annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting

What: The International Week of Prayer and Fasting Coalition has gained huge momentum as global threats escalate creating much unrest. According to sources, there is a serious threat of a possible sequel to 9-11, a plot called the American Hiroshima. This threat involves a plan to detonate suitcase bombs on several cities. As we see these times grow darker and more troubled, this global movement is calling upon the faithful to begin protecting their cities by participating in Eucharistic adoration. One of the key cities is Chicago where there are many reports of terrorists wanting to strike. Where sin abounds, grace abounds more. We need to take advantage of what St. Paul wrote and invoke that grace.

The goals of "the week" are: the conversion of nations, an end to abortion, and peace. This year's theme is God's Plan for Life and Love.

When: Friday, October 2 - Monday, October 12, 2009

Washington, DC
Schedule: Friday, October 2 (10AM)
Worldwide Children's Holy Hour
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

Saturday, October 10 (9AM - 6PM)
Journey: God's Plan for Life and Love Conference
John Paul II Cultural Center
3900 Harewood Road, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
Speakers include: Chris Horn, Chris Padgett, Christina Condit, Kristan Hawkins,
and Fr. Clement Machado
Relics of the Passion Tour for Veneration

Sunday, October 11 (5:30PM)
God's Plan for Life and Love Awards Banquet
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, Northwest
Washington, DC 20008
Keynote speaker: Former US Senator Rick Santorum

Monday, October 12 (9AM - 6PM)
Eucharistic Prayer Vigil
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, DC 20017
Speakers include: Jennifer O'Neill, Dr. John Jackson, Ph.D., Fr. Clement
Machado, Fr. Frank Pavone, Patty Fason, Melissa Ohden, and Dan Lynch
Relics of the Passion Tour for Veneration

Why: Prayer and fasting have been shown to prevent and/or mitigate natural disasters, wars, plagues, and moral decline.

Chicago, IL: Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy
St. Stanislaus Kostka (the largest Monstrance in the World)
1300 N. Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60622
Our Lady of the Ark of Mercy is open 24 hours 7 days a week for adoration.
The faithful are invited to come and pray for their city.

There are preparations for prayer vigils in other cities including New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Miami.

Quotes: One of the Coalition leaders, Milagros Callao says, "This is a grassroots movement from all over the world that have been working together for over 17 years. As problems have accelerated in the world with global terrorism, and economic and moral decline, this global movement has grown."

Maureen Flynn, another Coalition leader says, "The international Coalition participants organize prayers for world peace, promote the culture of life, and mobilize prayer vigils around the world.

For more information or to register go to or call 1-888-478-PRAY / 703-707-0799


International Week of Prayer and Fasting  VA, 20170 US
Angelus  Virata - Public Relations and Marketing Director, 703 707-0799


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