"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Friday, January 26, 2018

Faith Filled Friday: Sights and Sounds of the 2018 March for Life

I was there again this year down in Washington D.C. last week for the annual March for Life.  This was my third straight participation.  This year was easy.  The weather was marvelous.  It was over 50 degrees Fahrenheit, sunny, and pleasant.  It was a long day though.  Here’s the routine.  Meet at Sacred Heart Church at 6:30 AM for Mass, get on the bus, stop at St. Charles RC Church on the other side of Staten Island and then off toward Washington by 7:45.  We get to Washington by mid-day, bus pulls into RFK Stadium parking lot.  Then we hop on the Metro to get to the Washington Mall.  By 1:30 PM we are marching up toward the Capital.  About two hours later we are at the final stop, outside the Supreme Court.  We collect everyone on the bus, head into the Metro, get back on the bus, and off to home by 4:30 PM.  Five hours later we are dropped off in front of the respective Churches we got on, and by 10:00 PM I am home.  It’s a long day, but a wonderful day.

First, Sacred Heart is a lovely church.  Here is the front altar.

This is our group sign that led our bus load.  People held hand signs, but this was our sign marker to keep us relatively together.

It was very crowded, and filled with so many young people from across the country.  I remember meeting school loads from Ohio and Indiana, which I’m sure required an overnight stay. 

Some short movie clips:

Finally up at the Supreme Court Building.

Pray to end abortion.


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Manny, and thank you for attending.

    God bless.

  2. That looks fun. You should be taking Matthew....no?

    1. I've thought about it. Perhaps one day when he gets older. It's a long day for an eight year old.

  3. Thank you both for stopping by.