by Jackie Galvin, director of Development and Communications | January 27, 2016 –
Did you ever turn on the 6 o’clock news only to see stories you wished you had not seen? If you said yes, you’re not alone. I often feel that way too. It seems most of the news reports are about violent crimes, terrible accidents, or robberies. It makes you wonder, isn’t there any good news to report? Well, my wonderment was flipped upside down when I turned on the news last Friday. Nestled amongst all of the “bad news” was some very good news about the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of high school students, and their united goal to promote the dignity of life.
Marking the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion, our Little Sisters and a group of nearly 50 people trekked almost two miles from Holy Cross High School in Dunmore to our Home in Scranton, in support of the national “March for Life.” The group, which was composed of students, faculty, and staff from the school as well as clergy and members of the community, braved the frigid temperatures to raise awareness about the value of all human life. As they wound their way through the streets carrying a banner with the high school’s crest, a tall pole with the letters L-I-F-E posted to it, and other Pro-Life signs, the group prayed for the more than 57 million lives lost to abortion since 1973.
Upon their arrival at our Home, our marchers were greeted enthusiastically to the cheers of our Residents, staff members, and even more Little Sisters exclaiming how proud they were of them for standing up for life.
After such a long walk in the bitter cold air, you would think the group would have wanted to head to our dining room to enjoy the cookies and piping hot chocolate our kitchen staff had waiting for them – but not this bunch! As soon as they walked in the door, everybody went straight to our chapel for Benediction and the students led the rosary for life. It truly was an impressive sight!
To see this “sight” for yourself, check out the “good news” broadcast by the local television news station I mentioned earlier as well as the newspaper story about this wonderful event by clicking on the following links:
To read the “Marching Against Abortion” article posted in the (Scranton) Times-Tribune, click here.
Until next time,