Today, January 22, is the feast of Saint Vincent Pallotti. It is also the day in the Chair of Unity Octave during which we pray for the conversion of America. Lastly, it is the anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision of 1973 decriminalizing abortion.

Noteworthy coincidences: Saint Vincent had a great devotion to the Holy Infant. The lovely Bambino Gesù with which he blessed the crowds during the Octave of the Epiphany is still in the Church of San Salvatore in Onda, its silver foot protruding out of the grate behind which His Majesty is locked. The faithful may still reverently kiss this foot as they did in the days of Saint Vincent. Devotion to the Holy Infant Jesus is a powerful way to repair for the crime of abortion, and to petition for the reversal of Roe v. Wade and all the wicked statutory laws which perpetrate this outrage against God and man.

Father Paul of Graymoor, about a generation before Roe, set aside this day of the Chair of Unity Octave to pray for the conversion of America. Our national infanticide is a terrible sign that the U.S.A. badly needs conversion. Only Christ the King can save us!

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