2006 March for Life - Mass with Archbishop Burke

After about five hours of sleep, my brother seminarians and I left for Mass with Archbishop Burke and many St. Louisans (including many who were taking the grueling 'drive to D.C., march, then drive back to STL' trip) at the Mother of the Rosary Shrine. The Church is beautiful as it was last year, and the liturgy was made even better, as the seminarians who were in choir led many prayers while an organist from the parish played on the Shrine's pipe organ.

Archbishop Burke reiterated some of the facts about abortions, and gave us cause to be joyful, while also reminding us that prayer and fasting are the two most effective weapons against great evil such as abortion. Afterwards I was able to meet with a few relatives and other people I knew from around St. Louis.

I am now in my hotel room, packing and preparing to leave for the March for Life. Please pray that it will not be raining, and that we can change the hearts of many people through what we are doing today. More to come (including pictures of the March) on Tuesday afternoon!