Marching for life

To the editor:

   I received the following letter from a couple who attended this year’s one-day diocesan pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. I’d like to share it with the readers of the Sun as an encouragement to those who may think about joining us next year.

Seniors —
   We just returned from the March for Life. We had concerns. We are 70 and 71 years [old]. We have some issues with our health. The temperature in Washington was in the teens with gusts of frigid air. Could we make it or would we be a drag on the group?
   We now know if you are reasonably mentally and physically healthy you can make it. If you are looking for a vacation, forget it. If you want to kick your spiritual life up a notch, sign on. The bus is almost comfortable. The drivers are competent, cordial and careful. There are ample breaks for food and pit stops. Wear warm clothes, take a pillow and blanket, pack a bag with special dietary needs, medicine, etc.
   The Holy Spirit is with you. You will find energy you didn’t know you had.
   We made it!

Lisa Hall
Director, Respect Life Office

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