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In unseasonably warm weather, hundreds of thousands of Americans flooded the nation’s capital for the 45th annual March for Life, calling for the end of the slaughter of innocents through the unspeakably barbaric sin of abortion. Members of America Needs Fatima united with so many others in order to bring about the end of the Culture of Death.

The March for Life in 2018 was one of many blessings, not the least of which was the 50-degree weather which
felt like a gift from Our Lady.


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Proudly bearing the names of 24,450 supporters added to the America Needs Fatima banner, our volunteers marched shoulder to shoulder with pro-lifers young and old. The sheer number of marchers was staggering. It took a span of nearly two hours for the constant stream of marchers to pass by the Holy Choirs of Angels Band.

The band members stood vigilantly in their usual spot, this time not having their fingers frozen as in years past. The beating of drums and clash of cymbals, trumpet fanfares and the captivating sound of bagpipes rang throughout the crowded streets of Washington. The music performed by the Holy Choirs of Angels Band helped give an upbeat and determined attitude to the resolute pro-life warriors marching.

 

Hope and Confidence 

The message distributed by the American TFP was one of hope and confidence. The TFP’s 2018 statement, A Tale of Two Marches: Reasons for Hope and Confidence, encouraged the marchers to confide in God’s grace. It also exhorted everyone to keep the pro-life message firm and strong. One can never water the pro-life message down. The core of the pro-life movement is the absolute rejection of the Culture of Death in all its many forms.

To quote the flier, “No one respects those who have no character and betray their principles to gain popularity.”

The core of the message? Never compromise.

 

President Trump Speaks at March

The pro-life movement gained some serious wind in its sails during President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

President Trump addressed the March for Life via satellite from the White House. Addressing the multitude of marchers, he said, “Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independence, and that is the right to life.”

The president continued, “We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society. But this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people.”

Finally, he ended with some words of encouragement for the March for Life, “Thank you to the March for Life, special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America.”

The Trump Administration has consistently supported the pro-life march. Last year, Vice President Mike Pence was the first vice president to personally address the March for Life.

 

How We March Decides the Victory

Victory belongs to those who fight and persevere to the end. It does not matter how hard, trying, or seemingly impossible. The victors are those who overcome all obstacles and have their eyes on the prize. Nothing should impede their desire to reach that goal.

With this hope and confidence, they will conquer. Better yet, God will triumph, and the Culture of Death and all its forms will be defeated.

 


 

DAILY QUOTE for February 22, 2019

In times of desolation, God conceals Himself from us so that...

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February 22

 

In times of desolation,
God conceals Himself from us
so that we can discover for ourselves
what we are without Him.

St. Margaret of Cortona

  
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St. Margaret of Cortona

There Margaret found the broken body of her lover, dead for...

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St. Margaret of Cortona

Margaret was born in Laviano, a little town in Tuscany, to a farmer and his wife. When she was only seven, her mother died and her father remarried a hard and difficult woman, who spared no great love for the free-spirited girl.

Margaret ran away with a rich young man. For nine years she lived in sin, and during that time bore him a son. Her immoral relationship caused great scandal, and Margaret strove to convince him of marriage, but to no avail. One day, the man took his dog and went riding. When he did not return, Margaret became anxious. After some time, his dog returned and led her to a forest. There Margaret found the broken body of her lover, dead for some days, and took it as a sign from God to amend her life.

Then Margaret traveled to Cortona where she lived a life of prayer and penance near the Franciscan Friars. She devoted herself to caring for the sick, living off of alms, eating and sleeping little, and eventually took the habit of the third order of St. Francis. She sent her son to school in Arezzo, where he later entered the Franciscan Order.

During the twenty-nine years she lived as a penitent, Margaret often spoke with God. A result of her dedication to the sick is the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy, which she founded. She died at age fifty, and was proclaimed a saint immediately. The people of Cortona built a church in her honor, where her remains are housed. She was officially canonized in 1728.

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Cause of Our Joy

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreadi...

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Cause of Our Joy

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreading her graces as we travel to homes with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. On a recent visit in south Texas, we were surprised to see Our Lady’s visit to one household as the culmination of a beautiful story of grace, nine months in the making.  

Our hosts had gathered friends and neighbors from their small town on a sunny afternoon to welcome the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. As the program progressed, the lady of the house asked to tell a story about a certain grace she had received.

Two years ago, her daughter had suffered a miscarriage in her first pregnancy, which had a devastating effect on the family. This past year, the same daughter again became pregnant.  However, rather than being a cause for rejoicing, the family was apprehensive due to what had happened previously. Our hostess then explained how she and her husband vowed to take a dozen roses at the beginning of each month of the pregnancy to Our Lady’s shrine at the local parish, asking the Queen of Heaven for a safe delivery.

The florist of the town, upon hearing the story, took great care to make an extra-beautiful bouquet in honor of our Blessed Mother.

For nine months, the couple was faithful in bringing the flowers and asking Our Lady’s powerful help. To their great surprise, the final time coincided with our visit with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our hostess began to cry tears of joy in telling the story, so honored was she to have such a clear sign of the intercession of the Mother of God. She then told that the doctors all gave reports of a healthy pregnancy, and the child was due any day now. The last bouquet of roses, lovingly arranged by the town’s florist, was placed at the feet of the statue of Our Lady of Fatima in thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy and their soon to be newborn grandchild.

We later learned that a healthy boy was born two days after the visit. Not only did Our Lady grant new life to a family who was so eager to welcome it, but she also restored the hope and strengthened the faith of this family and all who were gathered to share their joy. This easily brought to mind one of the beautiful titles of Our Lady from the Litany of Loreto: Causa nostrae letitiae, Cause of Our Joy. May Our Lady bring to the fullness of joy all who invoke her with confidence.

By Ben Broussard

Become a Child Of Mary

We are well aware Our Lady is constantly working and spreading her graces as we travel to homes with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima. On a recent visit in south Texas, we were surprised to see Our Lady’s visit to one household as the culmination of a beautiful story of grace, nine months in the making.

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