5 Ways to Get into the March for Life Spirit

This week we draw attention to the National March for Life  this Friday, January 22, 2016. Please pray for an end to abortion and for protection and safety for all those who march.

By: Sr. Clare Hunter, F.S.E.

Did you hear we might have a blizzard? Then it must be time for the March for Life! Although we did have lovely weather last year, it seems we can rely on a few things each year at the March for Life – rough weather, no press coverage and being part of one of the most inspiring days of the year.

bishop and sr clare

Bishop Paul S. Loverde with Sister Clare Hunter at the annual March for Life.

Certainly a little snow storm will not stop us. It hasn’t in 43 years. We will still be inspired by the sea of people, the powerful spirit of the youth, the throngs of priests and religious sisters, the banners witnessing the perseverance of travelers from across the nation. We will be with our friends, hear the songs, chants and prayers and know the warmth of being with hundreds of thousands of lovers of life, willing to sacrifice and witness to the sanctity of human life and our cry to end abortion. As we await the weather report, let us find our boots and start to get into that March for Life spirit!

5 Ways to Get into the March for Life Spirit:

1

Catch a glimpse of what to expect!

Diocese of Arlington’s Life is VERY Good Morning Rally and Mass

March for Life

2

Shopping Spree! Get that new winter wardrobe, warm clothes, hand and foot warmers and plan your wardrobe!

Dress for March (3)

Image courtesy of Students for Life. All rights reserved.

3

Get in shape! The route for the March is longer this year, so get your pedometers and stay warm, and fit. Get the map at Marchforlife.org.

Courtesy of the March for Life.

Courtesy of the March for Life.

4

Share the good news! Do your friends know you are going to the March for Life? Use the official #whywemarch hashtag and tag @arlingtonchurch on Instagram or Twitter and Catholic Diocese of Arlington on Facebook with your photos and diocesan accounts will repost and reshare!

5

Work those beads! As pro-lifers across the nation come together in prayer and witness for the sacredness of human life, we can be certain that Satan will not be happy, and will increase his efforts to thwart our plans and dampen our spirits. Let us turn, as always, to the protection of Our Blessed Mother, asking her for blessings and graces upon the March for Life, for protection and safety for all who travel for the March, and for her intercession in bringing about an end to abortion. Consider offering a pro-life rosary.

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