Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Bishop Burbidge Blesses New Mary's Shelter Homes and Office
May 9, 2017
We are thrilled to share with you photos from this past Saturday's
blessing of our new homes and office space. We were delighted to
welcome Bishop Burbidge, kindly supported by Father's Wagner, Mosimann,
Cummings, Rooney, and Lundberg. Sister Susan Louise, Sister Frances
Carol and Sister Miriam Elizabeth, our Oblate Sisters, were also on hand
to celebrate this beautiful occasion, as were so many members of our
community who have supported this ministry with gifts of time, service
and financial contributions. Mark Doherty, Jeremy McCommons, and Marie
Jessup of MacDoc Property Management and their families were also there
to help us celebrate. It is through their generosity that we are in
these beautiful new spaces. We also are grateful to David Bereit
for setting up his sound system for our big day and to the 8th Graders
at Holy Cross Academy for raising funds for outdoor toys, gardening
supplies and a beautiful statue of the Blessed Mother. And finally,
we'd like to thank the students at The Summit Academy for volunteering
endless hours helping us get the homes ready for new residents and for
helping with the blessing. What an awesome group of kids!
We now have a real office space and gorgeous apartments and homes to
welcome those women who have chosen life for their unborn child. At
Mary's Shelter there is a sanctuary to guide, support and to encourage
them to a brighter future. As we receive more photos, we will post
them on our website www.marysshelterva.org.
Thanks for your continued support of this beautiful pro-life ministry.
May God continue to bless you!
Mary's Shelter Director
Kathleen Wilson welcomes Bishop Burbidge, Father Mosimann, and Mark
Doherty of MacDoc Property Management.
of Directors President Julian Malcolm welcomes our guests. Bishop
Burbidge, Father Mosimann, Father Cummings, and Father Lundberg prepare
to bless our new office and homes.
Bishop Burbidge cuts the ribbon with Kathleen Wilson.
Bishop Burbidge prays for Mary's Shelter.
Bishop Burbidge blesses our guests before moving inside to bless our new office.
Kathleen Wilson shows Bishop Burbidge and Father Rooney the outdoor play area.
Bishop Burbidge meets baby Aizeck.
Bishop Burbidge poses for a picture with our residents on the porch of one of our new homes.
Bishop Burbidge meets Latresha, baby Shakeem, and Shantir.
Bishop Burbidge blesses and poses with the staff and volunteers.