“While all sorts of setbacks are encountered as difficult by those who do not love: those who do love, on the contrary, find them trivial and easily manageable. There is no suffering, however cruel or violent it may be, which is not made bearable or even reduced to nothing by love.”
“He who loves either does not feel the difficulty or he loves the very difficulty itself… The works of those who love are never distressing.” St Augustine
“Cheerfulness, maintained even in the midst of difficulties, is the clearest sign that the love of God informs all our actions.” Fr. F. Fernandez
You all inspire me with your sacrifices, dedication and LOVE. Thank you.
If you haven’t yet been able to make it to the vigil, make time this last week of the vigil even if only for a prayer or two. Forward this on to your friends and family and let them experience the joy of true love.
And if you can’t come while this 40 DFL Spring Campaign is underway, know that there are faithful Sidewalk Advocates and prayer warriors outside of pp every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings usually from 7 -11 am. Come join us and Love. Tim B.
Here are today’s stories from street:
Sue and Rose, 7-9 AM
Rose and I were so blessed to have some beautiful people and families from Steubenville join us this morning! Also blessed to have so many passersby thank us for being there! It was a really uplifting shift!Sue
Donna and Diane, 9-11 AM
It was a glorious day to pray today. The sun was shining this morning and we arrived to see Laura and her beautiful children praying on the sidewalk. Thank you to my friend Marti from church who joined me today. There were so many faithful prayer warriors from the Steubenville Catholic Churches. We were joined by Lynnette, Dan, Bob, Veronica, Ted, Sophia, Anna, Laura, Richard, Joey, Nancy, Nathaniel, Catherine, Emma, Sara, Anna Mae, Rusty, Ben, Judy, Brooke, Cindy, Kate, Barry and many middle school and home school students.Thank you all for being with us today and for your beautiful singing and witness on the sidewalk and streets of Pittsburgh.Donna
Ginny, Bev, and Mark, 11 AM-1 PM
One wonderful group after another came to pray at 40 Days today. They came from various churches in the Steubenville area and from Franciscan University. One lady brought her five children to pray. Her very good and beautiful baby girl was four months old. Another young woman sang the Divine Mercy with the voice of an angel. We got very many positive comments and no negatives. It was very uplifting for my last vigil for this campaign.Ginny
Rose, 1-3 PM
Just a thank you to my sister Rose for taking my shift. She reported that all the people from Steubenville and Franciscan U. were wonderful, as was Bishop William Waltersheid who said a rosary with them.Beth
Marie and Pete, 3-5 PM
Shift was peaceful and prayerful. Stubenville Holy Family parishioners Tracey, Kimberly, and William joined Gloria from St Mary’s Glenshaw and prayer buddy Pete during this shift. Frequent positive reactions from people passing by.Marie
George and Bill, 5-7 PM…check back soon!
SO grateful to the Catholic community from Steubenville who covered all 12 hours of today’s vigil with fervent prayer and joyful fellowship!!!