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World AIDS Day 24 hour prayer vigil

World AIDS DayMaryknoll missioners have worked in ministries focused on persons living with HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, before the extent of the pandemic would be known, long before the loss of millions of lives from AIDS.

In the ensuing years, Maryknollers have accompanied people dying of AIDS, worked with children orphaned by AIDS, supported women and girl children who are at risk of violence or sexual abuse, and witnessed the direct impact of debt, trade issues and poverty on societies being decimated by AIDS.

World AIDS Day is December 1 -- Join the 24-hour vigil to pray for those living with HIV and AIDS and for those whose lives were cut short due to HIV or AIDS; the vigil will begin at 12 AM Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) on December 1.

Prayer Vigil Schedule

12am
Name City Country Comment
Joseph Healey Nairobi Kenya In solidarity.
Stephen Veryser Mwanza Tanzania
1am
Name City Country Comment
Susan Nagele Urbana United States For those living with HIV and fearing stigma which increases their suffering.
5am
Name City Country Comment
Sister Clare Ann Litteken C.PP.S. St. Louis MO USA Blessing to all those who are sharing the pain, loneliness and suffering. Prayers of love and concern for those living with HIV and Aids.
Tom Wannemuehler Evansville, IN USA
6am
Name City Country Comment
Joan Duerst Madison WI United States
Patricia Froning Tifffin US May we all become more and more aware of the healing embrace of LOVE. God's love exceeds all of our human love which is an tiny reflection of God's love.
Sister Doreen Glynn Latham US An opportunity to be united with our hurting sisters and brothers.
Anonymous St. Catharine, KY USA
Veronica Sister Schweyen Croton On Hudson US I pray that All who've contracted the Hiv virus can receive the treatment that they need!!
7am
Name City Country Comment
Patricia Colla West Hartford USA
Marcella Cox Ithaca, New York U.S. There's nothing like the power of prayer! Thanks for your getting us all together.
Lynn DeBroeck Snohomish US
Margaret Dimond,CSJP Seattle United States
Ellen Nash Jersey City Usa
John Weber NYC United States We pray at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in NYC at all weekend masses this weekend. Especially for our friends and family lost then and now who live with or are still dying from complications of HIV and AIDS. I will be praying for my dearest friends. Jim Hanlon and Clint Winant.
8am
Name City Country Comment
Anonymous Ossining US
Val Keller Everett United States
Nancy J. Lavoie CSJP- Waldwick NJ usa Thank you to all who support this important ministry.You are truly the hands and heart of Jesus
9am
Name City Country Comment
Peg Donovan, M.M. Maryknoll, NY USA Yes we will join in the prayer vigil here at Maryknoll Sisters NY. Thank you for raising awareness for this important issue and all of the people still suffering in Africa and other developing countries. Sr Peg
Anonymous Taylor Lake Village USA Great way to help us be a participant! Thanks!
Mary Hughes OP New Rochelle USA Proud to be part of this vigil.
Mary Ellen OBoyle New York United States I will be traveling during that hour and will be with all of you in mind and heart.
John Sivalon Scranton
Mary Smith Rochester US
10am
Name City Country Comment
Anonymous Philadelphia
Dan Esposito Manhattan Beach USA
John Tischhauser Albuquerque United States
11am
Name City Country Comment
S. Marguerite E. Donovan, CSJ Latham, NY 12110 USA Thank you for reminding us to keep praying for this cause. The world needs God's everlasting help.
Dennis Duffell Seattle United States For good friends.
Theresa Kastner Maryknoll USA
12pm
Name City Country Comment
Hugh and Jean Menton Long Beach United States And in memory of John, Joe and Mike.
Francine Schwarzenberger OP Great Bend US
1pm
Name City Country Comment
Sr. Elaine DesRosiers St. Catharine, KY US
Elaine DesRosiers Saint Catharine US
Patricia Oetting Barefoot Bay Florida u.s.a.
Linda Reid TEXAS CITY U.S.A.
2pm
Name City Country Comment
Mary Grenough maryknoll, NY 10545 US Thank you! We are all together in this. I was privileged to work in Myanmar from 2005 - 2017 in a program with and for people with HIV/AIDS. The people there taught me so much - and continue to do so!
Sister Theresa Sarich Alton, Illinois 62002 United States
3pm
Name City Country Comment
Theresa Clarizio Garrison USA Praying with and for all,iving and decease.
Dolores Congdon Maryknoll United States united in prayer
Nancy Philippart Mount Saint Joseph United States Thank you for giving us the opportunity to support those suffering from this terrible disease.Prayer can do marvelous things!
Kristine Thelen Milwaukee United States In memory of my brother Peter Joseph who died on his 40th birthday December 20,1992... and my best friend Frederick (9/1989)... when health providers, family and friends shunned them... prayers for continued acceptance and support for people who are HIV+ or suffering from AIDS.
4pm
Name City Country Comment
Cathy Rowan Bronx USA
5pm
Name City Country Comment
Sister Bridget Arnold Evansville US I will pray for those afflicted with AIDS and will pray with the intentions of my students as well. Peace, healing and hope.
Richard Perez Makati Philippines Prayers for a cure and assistance to all affected with HIV/AIDS
6pm
Name City Country Comment
Ted Miles Tomkins Cove, NY USA Together, on behalf of those who live with HIV and AIDS and with those who suffer in any way, may we denounce intolerance, advocate awareness, offer respect and support, and overcome unjust systems that prevent access to medical care, so that our lives may witness to Jesus' undying hope.
Adel O'Regan Bronx US Holding all those who continue to live with HIV/AIDS in prayer.
7pm
Name City Country Comment
Kathleen Kollman Birch Takoma Park United States
8pm
Name City Country Comment
Theresa Hebron Saint Louis USA This year will be my first time participating in the World AIDS Day prayer vigil. Please email instructions as to what is expected of me.
9pm
Name City Country Comment
Sheilamarie Tobbe Pepper Pike United States Keep up the wonderful ministry of hope to so many throughout the world.
10pm
Name City Country Comment
Peter Hinde El Paso USA
11pm
Name City Country Comment
Susan Gunn Lanham United States I pray in memory of my good friend Tony and all who have suffered and died from AIDS. I also pray that all who have contracted the HIV virus are embraced by their family and friends and have access to treatment.