Fall Campaign Begins Strong
September 30, 2016 (Cincinnati, OH) – From Cincinnati campaign leader, Mary Clark…
We held our Fall 40 Days for Life Kickoff Tuesday night with at least 50 people who came to Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati to pray, sing and hear Fr. Anthony Stephens exhort us to persevere in the fight for Life. He told a tragic but beautiful story of the 16 Martyrs of Compiegne.
This is a story of how 16 nuns were executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Those yet alive continued to pray and sing psalms and the Salve Regina as one by one they climbed the scaffold steps and were put to death for being true to their faith.
These executions were usually raucous events with crowds of hundreds jeering and throwing garbage at those to be executed. This time the crowd was totally silent as the nuns died.
The people were witnessing the murder of people totally dedicated to God who were not willing to deny the truth, even if it meant death, which they met in such a peaceful manner.
Not long after, Robespierre, the leader of the French Revolution, fell from favor and was himself murdered. The “Reign of Terror” did not immediately end, but it began its fall.
We can take a lesson from the powerful story of the 16 Martyrs. Witnessing to the truth makes an impact on the world and you are needed to be that witness on the sidewalk right now.
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PLEASE JOIN US THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7 p.m. IN FRONT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD as national United for Life conducts a rally with speakers from partner organizations for the tour: March for Life, Heartbeat International, Silent No More Awareness, Students for Life, and Susan B. Anthony List, along with representatives from local pro-life groups.
United for Life will make brief stop at 5 p.m. before the Cincinnati rally, to greet the Sharonville 40 Days for Life campaign at the Women’s Med Center abortion facility.
Known participating Churches and groups to-date:
All Saints, Guilford, IN
All Saints, Walton, KY
Greater Cincinnati Young Adults for Life
Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Knights of Columbus Fr. De Jaco Council #5220
Life’s 5th Quarter
Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of the Rosary
Our Lady of the Visitation
Pregnancy Center East
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Anthony, Taylor Mill, KY
St. Catherine of Siena, Ft. Thomas, KY
St. Cecilia, Cincinnati
St. Edmund Campion Academy
St. John the Baptist (Dry Ridge)
St. Joseph, Cold Spring, KY
St. Louis, Batesville, IN
St. Margaret of York
St. Margaret/St. John
St. Mary, Alexandria, KY
St. Mary, Arnheim
St. Mary, Hyde Park
St. Nicholas, Sunman, IN
St. Philip the Apostle
St. Philip, Melbourne, KY
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Bright, IN
St. Thomas More
St. Vincent Ferrer