DAY 33: Thank you, People of God Community, Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Saints John and Paul Respect Life Group; FUEL, Sisters of the Holy Spirit, Passionist Nuns, Carmelite Nuns of Latrobe, Sisters of Saint Joseph (Baden), The Little Sisters of the Poor; SHIFT BUDDIES Vince P., Pat S., Jim and Cathy S., Steve and Denise M.; and all of you beloved who accompany us for life, on the sidewalk and in your hearts. 

Mary Magdalene
Detail from The Vision of Saint Thomas Aquinas, 1593
Santi di Tito (1536-1603), San Marco Museum, Florence, Italy
Copyright Domingie & Rabatti / La Collection

Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me water for my feet, but she has bathed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did not give me a kiss, but she has not ceased kissing my feet since the time I entered. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with ointment. So, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:44-48)

Luke preserved Jesus’ words in his Gospel. Thank you, Saint Luke! These four Bible verses report one of the most endearing and heartening encounters the Bible offers.  Santi di Tito’s picture is worth a thousand words.  Six words are a good place to start … Jesus’ feet, Mary’s face, the nail.


One of legal-killing-babies-for-hire’s biggest battle fields is a few miles away, downtown, on the sidewalk in front of “Planned Parenthood.” An abortion bound mother puts on her mask and walks up to the front door. 

We see her. We pray for her. We talk with her. We offer love and rescue today, tomorrow, through her pregnancy, through her baby’s birthday and longer. We continue to pray for her.  We ask Saint Mary Magdalene to help. Seeing people offering her help remains in her heart. Love is fruitful, never wasted.   

Since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign took place in 2007, we’ve reached over 1000 cities in 63 countries; 20,786 lives saved; 229 abortion workers quit; 114 abortion centers closed; 1,000,000 volunteers; 20,000 churches; 9,207 local campaigns. By the completion of this campaign, our numbers will be much higher.



I Stand Amazed | Celtic Worship featuring Steph Macleod

Accompany Steph McCloud as he testifies to his rescue from a sinful life on the street.  The interview is presented by Pastor David Goudy, Moira Pentecostal Church, County Down, Northern Ireland.

“The Interview” (Episode One) – Featuring Steph Macleod.




JEN 7-9

Mike, Joe, Marie, Vince, and Bill

Today’s dreary weather felt fitting for our location. Grateful for the intense prayers of a large group of faithful witnesses: Diane, Tom, Vince, Marie, Bill, Mike, Joe, Rich, George. Ken and Pat took the baton and prepared to pray with a wonderful gathering from the People of God Community. God bless everyone for being there today!

KEN 9-11

From today’s psalm: Ps 130, I trust in the Lord; I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word. More than sentinels wait for dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord. Today on Liberty Avenue in conversation, song, and prayer we spoke of trust in the Lord. It is a constant theme that all is in God’s hands and we must trust. We are the sentinels spoken of in the psalm, waiting for the dawning of truth, righteousness, and an end to the slaughter. One of the songs today sung with the People of God Covenant Community was, ‘Born into Battle’ which speaks of who we must be while waiting on the Lord’s victory. Many joined us in battle today including shift buddy Pat S., Rich and George from the Knights of Columbus, Maria from Most Precious Blood of Jesus Parish, The People of God Covenant Community, and the faithful with the Pittsburgh Rosary Walkers.

Pat S., Pam, Ben, Pat, Matt

People of God Covenant Community

Downtown Rosary Walkers


The parishioners from St. Michael the Archangel are serious prayer warriors. We got a lot of prayers in today.  There was a little traffic on the sidewalk today. A man walked by and decided to kick the table with the baby models on it. Fortunately, he did not knock it over. He just kept on walking like he had every right to do that and an attitude like “so what are you going to do about it?”  On a kinder note, a Good Samaritan stopped by and brought us a pizza to warm us along with plates and napkins. Someday there will be no need for us to be on the street in front of Planned Parenthood because the killing of innocent babies will be no more.


Parishioners from Saint Michael the Archangel – Serious Prayer Warriors!


If April showers bring May flowers, then what do frigid temps on April 3rd bring??? Prayer warriors from the Great Grouping parishes of SS John & Paul, Good Samaritan, St. John the Baptist and Our Lady of Peace!! Thankful to have a strong show of support from the faithful as we offered Rosaries, Divine Mercy Chaplet and prayer intentions on the back of the posters led by Deacon Tom. 

Only a couple of negative comments were offered — one woman imploring us while we prayed to “Stop, just stop” and another man declaring as he passed by twice that “Abortion is Healthcare.” I mean, we’re all tired of hearing the same old phrases that are thrown at us. We’re up against a culture that has been brainwashed into believing the lies. I pray that as we end our vigil this week and enter into Holy Week and Easter, the lies may be exposed and that people will begin to believe that every life is sacred. After all, isn’t that what Jesus showed us from the Cross — that our lives — and ALL lives are worth saving?? 

God Bless! Marie

Great Grouping parishes of Saints John & Paul, Good Samaritan, Saint John the Baptist and Our Lady of Peace with Deacon Tom leading!

JOE  3-5

Another successful shift with my amazing prayer buddies Jim and Cathy.

Praise be to God!!!

Joe W

Powerful, faithful Shift Buddies Cathy and Jim


Another quiet and prayerful Sunday evening!



And God saw that it was good.



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