In June 2010, a group of 12 high school teens and 4 chaperones from the military community of Stuttgart, Germany made a service pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. Working with the North American Lourdes Volunteers, they were able to serve a group of special needs pilgrims from the United States. They cleaned their rooms, fed them meals, and pushed their wheelchairs. They prayed together and formed friendships. For many, it was a transformation of love under the heart of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady
Sure, I always said that I was Pro-Life but what was I actually doing to help promote the Pro-Life movement, especially when it comes to the unborn? Bottom line is that I was doing nothing. I was letting everyone else do the work for me. I would tell my teens that protecting life is important but I was never passionate myself. How could I expect my teens to be passionate if I was not setting the example? I realized we absolutely cannot expect our teens to be passionate about the Pro-Life movement unless we are.
Goal for the Life Night: Using the story Horton Hears a Who as a basis, this night will help the teens understand what it means to protect and defend life at all stages. This life night will address the entire spectrum of pro-life issues and call the teens to actively speak out for the dignity and respect of all human life. Life Night at a Glance: This Life Night is based on the classic Dr. Seuss’ children story Horton Hears a Who. The story of Horton the elephant creates a powerful allegory for
We’ve all been there before – it’s early on Saturday morning, the cold air is numbing your hands as they hold the string of your Rosary. The city is still asleep, but you move into place with your fellow warriors and wait for the reason you’re awake at 6AM – babies. As the first young woman approaches the clinic, you feel your heart race, your stomach tighten, praying under your breath that the Spirit will open this mother’s heart to the message of life. The pro-life fight is one that