Gratitude. What a wonderful virtue. Its effect is great, it costs nothing, yet it is offered too infrequently.
As we come to the final week of the Spring Campaign, I don’t want to miss this opportunity to say “Thanks.” So many of you have inspired me and impressed me with your perseverance and commitment. You showed up in the cold, the rain, the wind and the snow. You offered love and hope straight from your heart. I also dare to say “THANKS” speaking on behalf of the countless babies you helped save, those that we know about and those whose mothers saw our presence and didn’t go in.
St. James encouraged us to put our faith into action, into deeds. You stepped up. You did that. You didn’t do something else that would be more comfortable or pleasurable. You made the sacrifice. Thanks.
If you haven’t yet been to the vigil, come down. You don’t need sign up, just show up. You don’t need to stay long. Ask a friend to join you.
If you are a little sad that the campaign is ending and you are hearing the call and still want to help the unborn, come join those of us who still go downtown to pray, witness and save babies every week of the year. Sidewalk Advocates and 40 DFL 365 are there every abortion day: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7:30 am till 4. Let us know if you are coming or just show up. Contact us if you want more information.
And again, accept “our” sincere Thanks. Tim
Here are our reports from the vigil:
This morning we had Angie and Nancy, friends of Beth Ann, and John (missionary, who just finished FOCUS) with us during our vigil. Hardly anyone entered the doors as we contemplated all of the Mysteries of Our Lord, placing our prayers at the feet of Our Lady. Don’s presence and message was there on the left side and Bill sprinkled the sidewalk with Holy Water. We were warmed by the kindness of a businessman who brought us all hot chocolate. Lisa M joined in powerful witness as she kneeled in prayer during our Divine Mercy Chaplet. Praise to God for keeping our Monday mornings safe and fruitful throughout this campaign. Christine
Here’s from Ginny 11-1:
We had a wonderful group of prayer warriors here today.
Connie gave her witness of when she was pregnant with her fourth child, she was rushed to the hospital.
They falsely diagnosed it as a tubal pregnancy and were going to abort.
She was partially sedated and they took her hand and forced her hand to sign.
She started swearing and cussing and said she would sue them if they took her baby. The nurses were afraid so they didn’t go through with it.
She already had three boys and was sure before she got to the hospital this was a boy. But after, she knew it was going to be a girl. God gave her a girl for her faithfulness. Ginny
Here is from Beth 1-3:
It was quiet at PP today. Lots of fine people were praying today that it becomes so quiet, PP just quits and disappears. Deacon Dave, Diane, Sandy, Rose, Janet, John, and Rita came from Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. Praying was organized and the singing beautiful. Father Jack and Connie from Guardian Angels church stood on the other side of the door. And Dan from Duquesne came just as the others were leaving so there was continuous prayer today.
Here is from Dan 3-5:
Better weather this week as we prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosaries and Litanies. Not too much going on at Planned Parenthood, although one person came out carrying a small brown paper bag. SA Barb asked if there was anything she could do for (her) but it turned out it was a man transitioning , he said all his life he wanted to be a woman and now his dream was finally coming true. I guess they were some kind of hormonal drugs in the bag ! You go there to pray for the babies and moms but you end up praying for so many others .
The pic shows Megan, Bill and Barb
From George 5-7 pm: Monday 5 o’clock shift was pretty much uneventful. Charlie wore shoes instead of flip-flops today, ha ha! And Tom is amazingly committed!