Pro-Life March in Washington DC, from the 26th to the 29th of January 2017.
On January 27th, the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother, along with 14 girls from Jacksonville and other parts of Florida, participated in the 44th Pro-Life march in Washington D.C. This event attracts thousands and thousands of people from all over the country, who gather together to defend life and fight against the abortion law, a law that has permitted the slaughter of almost sixty million children since its approval in 1973.
Our pilgrimage to the March began on Wednesday, January 26th, with a 12-hour trip to the house of a very generous family that every year opens its doors and allows us to stay there during our trip. Upon our arrival, we went to sleep in order to get up early on Friday and participate in the March. On the morning of the 27th, we had Mass with the Bishop of Jacksonville and with all the pilgrims from Florida. After Mass, we ate and got ready to march along with more than five hundred thousand people of the United States, showing the world that we are not indifferent to the atrocities of abortion.
After the March, we had dinner at the house of a friend who had cooked for all of us. The next day, we went to visit the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and the National Shrine of John Paul II. At the beginning of our pilgrimage, we had encouraged the girls to offer everything we were going to live for some special intention. In these two shrines, many of the girls entrusted their intentions into the hands of the Virgin Mary and St. John Paul II.
That night, the girls showed their diverse skills in a talent show competition. Some girls sang, others danced, one girl told jokes and another did a dramatic reading of Shakespeare. Each one did what she could to get out of herself and brighten up the lives of others.
On Sunday, January 29th, we set off on our trip back to Jacksonville, Florida, grateful for all the blessings received. We arrived home late, but very happy, thanking God for the gift of life.