Every semester PC for Life hosts a week of events called Respect Life Week. The purpose of Respect Life Week is to dedicate time for the celebration of all human life.
This year, RLW began with a trip to the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence in Pawtucket, RI. The Little Sisters care for the elderly, providing them with compassionate, Christ-filled care. Members of PC for Life and Elderly Outreach joined the Sisters, staff and residence for Mass and lunch, followed by a tour. I was struck by how happy all the residents were. You could tell that they cared with dignity and love. After our tour, we helped the residents outside and joined the Diocese of Providence for an hour of pray for life. The response from those who drove by was overwhelmingly positive.
Monday, PC for Life released the March for Life applications at tables in Ray. Applications can now be picked up in the Campus Ministry Center.
Students handing out cupcakes outside the library
Tuesday was Cupcakes for Life. PC for Life handed out over 250 cupcakes outside of the library with Pro-Life quotes. Cupcakes for Life is a lighthearted, joyful way to celebrate the beauty and dignity of life.
Starting after the 9PM Mass on Tuesday and continuing until the 9PM Mass on Wednesday, PC for Life sponsored 24 hours of Adoration for Life. With students signed up for hour slots, each dedicated to a specific life issue, Adoration for life is a beautiful way PC as a community devotes herself to prayer for life. Several of my friends and I chose the 4-5AM. Early morning hours are my favorite for Adoration because I can be alone with Jesus there in the Blessed Sacrament illuminated by the candles, shining in the silent darkness of the night.
Respect Life Week concluded on Thursday with a talk
Dr. Gondreau speaks about his son, Dominic
by Dr. Gondreau of the Theology Department, sponsored by PC for Life and Special Olympics, on the Gift of Special Needs Children. Dr. Gondreau gave a beautiful talk about his experiences as the father of a special needs child and his son, Dominic’s, embrace with Pope Francis.
Guest Blogger: Joe Day Every semester PC for Life hosts a week of events called Respect Life Week. The purpose... MORE