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Day for Life

'Day for Life' is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to celebrating and upholding the dignity of human life. The Church teaches that life should be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death. This year's 'Day for Life' is celebrated on three days: 31 May in Scotland, 26 July in England and Wales, and 4 October in Ireland. On this site, you will find this year's theme and topics covered in previous years. You can also read documents, released by the Catholic Church and her bishops on pro-life issues.

Wonder of Life

Theme: 2016

"Faced with the sacredness of life and of the human person, and before the marvels of the universe, wonder is the only appropriate attitude.” Letter of St Jo...Read more

Wonder of Life


The psalmist sings that the heavens and the earth declare the glory of God. Confident that God listens to even the smallest of his creatures, we pray…Read more

annual themes

DFL Themes

Day for Life has covered a wide range of themes since its inception. From abortion, disability and suicide to mental health and well being, the mystery of de... Read more

End of Life

2015 Materials

'Day for Life' 2015 focuses on End of Life decisions. The theme is 'Cherishing Life – Accepting Death'. In this section you will find information, resources for parishes, prayers and more. Read more