The temperature was cold; the ground was wet; but our hearts were warm; and our spirits rejoiced as nearly 100 people gathered together Friday, Jan. 20 for our annual March for Life on the campus of neighboring Marywood University, Scranton. During this kick-off event for our Pro-Life Weekend, we were joined by students from Marywood; Residents and staff from St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton; and a host of other organizations united by one mission – to promote life.
Following a welcome message from Mother Maureen and a prayer by Marywood Chaplain Father Brian Van Fossen, our spirited group of children and adults processed and prayed the rosary as we traveled the mile long route from the university’s campus to our Home. Upon arriving at Holy Family Residence, we continued to pray for the protection of life at a special Mass celebrated by our Chaplain Father E. Francis Kelly. Following the Mass, everyone enjoyed a light supper and refreshments.
As we continued our special weekend of Pro-Life events, the Little Sisters were very pleased to host the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image, which is synonymous with the Pro-Life movement and has been traveling throughout the United States since 1991, was available for the public to view and venerate Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in our chapel.
It really was so moving to share this weekend not only with our Residents and staff but also with Northeastern Pennsylvania. Knowing that so many people joined their prayers with ours to protect life meant a great deal to us. God bless you!
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