Friday, January 28, 2011

News from the Trenches

Busy weekend in San Diego

Rosary procession, Mass for the unborn, three babies saved and pro-life witness on major thoroughfare


More than 100 pro-life prayer warriors attended the Vigil Mass and Rosary procession on Friday night, Jan. 21, at St. Ephrem Church in El Cajon.

The evening started with a candlelight rosary procession to the Mariam Mother of Life shrine, with its towering statue of Mary and the child Jesus.

After the Rosary, Father Nabil Mouannes offered a Mass for the protection of the unborn in the church. Father emphasized the importance of prayer and staying involved in the pro-life movement. He noted how many young people were in attendance, and how they will carry the fight forward.

Saturday morning, Jan. 22, while estimates of more than 50,000 pro-life people walked and prayed in San Francisco, a dozen prayer warriors and four sidewalk counselors in San Diego, through the grace of God, saved three babies from the hands of the abortionist at Family Planning Associates on Miramar Road.

Later that afternoon, between 125 and 150 people came out with Helpers of God’s Precious Infants to give a public witness on Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. The group held pro-life signs and candles while praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. The opposing gestures were few, and more subdued than in years past. The weather was clear, and our candles were bright, bringing God’s message of truth to the citizens of San Diego -- that Life is Precious!

May God bless all of you who remembered the innocent unborn in your prayers on the 38th anniversary of Roe v Wade.