Wednesday, January 21, 2015

March for life with Trivium school

I traveled to the March for Life in Washington D.C. with Trivium school. 
The students are so enthusiastic. We started with mass at St Paul Cathedral in Worcester, MA where we got fueled up on the blood and body of Christ, plus a homily and blessing from Bishop Robert McManus.
36 students and six chaperones boarded bus number 3 of 3 buses from the Worcester Diocese for the 8 hour overnight bus ride to the nation's capital.
In the bus ride these kids were so awesome.  They were all well behaved.  I think it surprised the very friendly bus driver, Rick from Silver Fox bus lines, when the chaperones sat in the front and Rick asked aren't you going to sit with the kids in the dark. No, they are good kids.  So good in fact the first thing they did was lead and pray the rosary. 
Katie Forkey, student leader of The pro-life club displayed excellent leadership skills with her organization and care for the students. Katie says "As Christians and
Rational thinkers I believe every human life has dignity and that dignity should never be trespassed.   I hope that one day soon there will not have to be a March for Life and that every human life will be protected" . 
Grace Dennett, 9th grade says she is marching "because abortion is really sick and I can't believe people are not doing more to stop it in this country, one day I hope to be able to do more.  For now I think it is good to be able to tell my friends what I did this Thursday."
We had no problems during the ride down and arrived safely at 0530 at
the Basilica to the Immaculate Conception.
Adriana saw our friend Amanda Kenney who is at Franciscan University at Steubenville who sat with us for a beautiful pro-life mass.
Met and made friends on the March. My guess is 500000 people were there.  It seemed like more than 3 years ago and there was a notable difference in the youthful energy and hope of the crowd versus the years ago.  I also saw about 40 pro-abortion folks today but that is just a guess.
I also shook hands with U.S. Senator and 2012 Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen.  Also I was impressed by the wounded of the men and women who testified that they were glad the Mom choose life even though they were conceived in rape.
Trivium School's Adriana, Fiona, and Helena in Front of Basilica to the Immaculate Conception at 0530
(in front) Trivium's Katherine, Fiona, Helena, and Adriana Smith and (in Back) Gary Lorencz on the March for Life
I got to shake U.S. Senator Rick Santorum's hand
Trivium's (in front) Gabe, Margaret Vise, Tim Ellie, and Gina
Trivium students on the March for Life Ellie, Katie, Gina, Marie, Isaac, Tim
More photos of Trivium on the March Elizabeth, Ellie, Gina, Isaac, Gabe (facing away), Elizabeth McGarry
Tim and Gabe
March for Life
Trivium students attended the Pro-Life mass at the Basilica for the Immaculate conception
Adriana (Trivium student) saw her friend Amanda who is a Freshman at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH at the Basilica in Washington D.C.
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