Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2012 / 13:26 pm
Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God's blessing upon the country and its citizens as they cast their ballots.
In response to popular request, Ave Maria University in southwest Florida will be hosting 24-hour adoration for both students and members of the local community on Election Day.
"We're expecting a full house," said Father Robert McTeigue, S.J., director of campus ministry, adding that the students have a clear understanding of what is at stake in this election.
"They're very much involved," he told CNA. Members of the community gathered for a holy hour on the evening of Nov. 5, followed by 24 hours of adoration, along with benediction and the recitation of the Rosary.