Twenty-four Carmel Catholic seniors plus faculty, staff and parent volunteers joined March for Life, the world's largest pro-life event, in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2015.
As part of their four-day journey to our Nation's capital, the group participated in a Youth Rally and Mass for Life, a prayer vigil at a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic, a visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a tour of Washington, D.C.
Student reactions to the trip include:
“March for Life is about coming together with thousands of people to defend and protect the lives of the unborn and end the national genocide that is abortion. The trip was more than just marching for beliefs in Washington, D.C., though. It was an opportunity to spend time with those around us, to experience God more fully, and to live out His will by standing up for the faith. I learned that there is a lot of hope for the end to abortion and that many people, no matter their background, believe in the pro-life cause. I am thankful for the opportunity to represent my faith, my school, and the voice of those suffering from abortion, and I hope to experience it again!” -Shea Collins ' 15
“This pilgrimage was such an eye-opening experience. I really felt God's presence in the crowd of thousands of people uniting for life. It was amazing to see that teens/young adults were the majority. We truly are the pro-life generation!” -Cassandra Diaz ' 15
“I really enjoyed this trip because of the memories made and the experience I gained. It was amazing to see the thousands of teens marching for life, united together to save others. It gave me hope that my generation can help change the future and make abortion illegal. I also enjoyed the sense of community I felt at the youth rallies, I've never seen so many people around my age united for mass! I enjoyed this trip so much that I am looking forward to coming back in the future!” -Mia DiCara '15
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