Family Life International

FLI fulfils its mission to promote and defend the sanctity of life and the dignity of the family around the world through prayer, education and service. FLI is totally loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium, and is also ecumenical in nature in that we work with people of all faiths to promote the cause of life.

Family Life International exists to restore respect for the sanctity of life from the moment of conception through to natural death, and to restore the pre-eminence of the traditional family as paramount in God's plan. We work to save babies from abortion, to tell women the truth about contraception, to teach chastity to teenagers, and to fight the insidious onslaught of the population control movement that promotes abortion and contraception as methods of worldwide "Family Planning."

The Family Life International group meets at St Peter's Surry Hills every 3rd Saturday of the month from 8am - 12pm.

For other FLI information please visit Family Life International website.


'40 days for life'

What is 40 Days for Life? It's a focused pro-life effort that consists of three key areas of participation:

  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach


Mardi Gras/ Shrove Tuesday 2010

Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the long fast for the Lent period. The day is the day before Ash Wednesday. It has many names, including Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, the Tuesday of Carnival, and Pancake Day. Many Australians make and share pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, selling pancakes to raise money for charity. Family Life International launch their 40 Days for Life prayer vigil each year on the evening of this day, and the vigil continues until Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday.