Prince Albert Right to Life Association
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LIFE CHAIN 2019 (see article below)
Life Chain: An Act of Gratitude
If someone were to ask me how I spent my Sunday afternoon, I would say that I spent it in an act of gratitude.
On October 6th, which was Celebrate Life Sunday, around 100 members of the pro-life community united for an hour in silent prayer for the end of abortion, and for victims of abortion. We stood along 2nd Avenue in Prince Albert and held signs that stated several different pro-life messages. All across North America, thousands of people come together annually in over 1,900 different locations to participate in the Life Chain, which is a time of silent prayer and witness to build the Culture of Life.
Pro-lifers spent their Sunday afternoon in bearing testimony to the beauty of life and showing support for both pregnant and post-abortive mothers and fathers. The Life Chain has been held in Prince Albert for over 25 years. This was the first time attending the Life Chain for several of the attendees. After an hour of silent witness, there was a time of fellowship at St. Joseph’s church.
In honour of Celebrate Life Sunday, the Knights of Columbus also set up a memorial of white crosses on the lawn of the Diocesan office which represented the number of abortions in Canada every year. Each cross represented 700 lives lost every year through abortion in Canada.
I have attended the Life Chain on several different occasions. This year I was reminded to give thanks for my own life and for the opportunity to stand and give witness to the beauty of life and the true pain which comes from abortion. Although I may not have used words to express my gratitude, I was able to express it through silent witness and prayer. I only hope that the individuals who saw my sign will perhaps give thanks for their own lives and take a step forward to promote the Culture of Life.