The “Fortnight for Freedom” is an annual observance that takes place in Dioceses across the United States of America. This year’s Fortnight begins on June 21st and continues until July 4th when the nation celebrates its “Independence Day.”
The theme for this year is “The Freedom to Bear Witness” to the truth of the Gospel. It incorporates the feast day of figures such as Saints Peter and Paul, as well as Saints John Fisher and Thomas More. These latter two Saints were martyred for the faith in the face of tremendous political pressure and persecution during the English Reformation. Saint Thomas More's last words, “I die the King’s loyal servant, but God’s first.”
For more information about the Fortnight of Freedom please visit the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website by clicking here.
At St. Paul’s Home, our observance of the Fortnight for Freedom will include the Patriotic Rosary.