Franciscan Sisters March for Families

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

January 20, 2017

As United States’ citizens commemorate the inauguration of a new president, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity recall moments from Chicago’s recent March for Life, a real family-friendly celebration. Bright yellow ‘Life’ balloons, upbeat music and strong drum beat brought home the theme “Life wins”.Chicago Pro Life March bus

Lawmakers and pro-life leaders spoke to the thousands of people in the crowd including bus loads of people from WI and other neighboring Midwest states. All rallied at the city of Chicago’s federal courts.Chicago march for life sign for elderly

One of the speakers, Cardinal Blaise Cupich, thanked those gathered for remaining vocal about a controversial topic. He acknowledged that until changes are made by government officials, it’s hard to feel society has a future. His message then focused on families and how they are supported “through the advocacy of Right to Life laws, through adequate healthcare legislation, for advocating for family leave policies in the workplace that support moms and dads and by enacting laws that keep families together.”Chicago march for life sign in crowd

This quote highlighted in the pre-march festivities from Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Pro-Life Activist, captured the crowd and the mood of the day: “The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.”  Postulant Colleen Chicago March for Life

May the Lord bless our country this day, a nation of families with hopes and dreams, working for justice and peace for all. May Mary under the patronage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, intercede for us.Our Lady of Gudalupe prays at March for Life


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