“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.” Matthew 5:10
Today, the Lord continued to bless our vigil by sending people from Ascension – Sacred Heart in Jeannette and from other locations to pray for the cause of life. Read about how these wonderful people displayed such prayerful zeal in Dee Gallagher’s witness below. Her witness also includes a story about a challenging situation in which the police needed to be called (Important note: if at any time you are threatened or feel threatened, do not hesitate to call the police immediately).
Our 3rd shift at PP started out prayerful and calm. A young couple from Bellelvue showed up with their 2 children and prayed a rosary. A young woman, Amanda, showed up and prayed with us for an hour.
Around 4:00, Father Joseph and a group from Ascension-Sacred Heart, Jeannette, came and stayed until 7:00 We prayed all 4 sets of rosary mysteries.
We did have an incident, however. A young man in his thirties, Kevin, intoxicated, showed up and started to talk to me. Who are you? Why are you here? He started out okay. Then, he asked Father what his name was. Fr. told him. But, Kevin insisted that Fr.tell him his last name. Fr. would not do this. Kevin said he would put it on his blog. Father did not want his name on Kevin’s blog. Kevin called Channel 4(at least we think he did) to come down and see what was going on. They never came. At one point, while praying the rosary, he got into Father’s face. One of the men got near to Father to hear him better. Kevin pushed the guy saying he was in Kevin’s space. They settled down. One of the men did call the police. As soon as this happened, Kevin disappeared. Police did show up.
Below are some uplifting pictures from today’s third shift participants:
Dr. Timothy Fahrenholz