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On January 22, “Blessed are they who mourn”

Posted by Eric Scheidler (January 15, 2013 at 12:09 pm)

Memorial sites for the victims of abortion

On January 22, the Pro-Life Action League will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision with a nationwide project entitled “Blessed Are They Who Mourn”—and you are invited to take part.

It was on January 22, 1973 that the United States Supreme Court ruled unborn babies have no legal right to life, launching the American Holocaust that has taken the lives of over 55 million unborn babies.

Roe v. Wade‘s earliest victims would be raising their own children by now. Some of them might even be grandparents.

The “Blessed Are They Who Mourn” project will highlight the humanity of these unknown but not unloved victims of abortion with a call for pro-lifers all across the country to make solemn visitations to memorial sites dedicated to the memory of aborted babies.

It’s simple: Just visit a memorial site on January 22 and pray.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers throughout the country, the Pro-Life Action League has compiled a list of hundreds of memorial sites all over the United States—including over a dozen gravesites where abortion victims have been buried.

To be a part of the “Blessed Are They Who Mourn” project, visit one of these sites in your area sometime on January 22 and offer prayers of mourning for all the unborn babies who have been killed by abortionists since 1973. It’s that simple.

You may wish to use this specially crafted prayer of mourning available here [PDF] when you visit your memorial site.

If you wish, you can let us know about your experience at the site, either through our contact form or on the League Facebook page.

Why not organize a group and alert the press? Consider organizing a group prayer time at one of these sites in your area. To alert the local press so the example of your witness can help awaken people’s hearts to the horrible human cost of abortion, use this press release template [Word doc].

“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

This project is inspired in part by the words of Pope Benedict XVI, who has called mourning a “shattering encounter with truth, which leads men to undergo conversion and to resist evil.”

In the chapter on the Beatitudes in the first volume of his Jesus of Nazereth, Pope Benedict XVI explains the power of mourning:

Those who do not harden their hearts to the pain and need of others, who do not give evil entry to their souls, but suffer under its power and so acknowledge the truth of God—they are the ones who open the windows of the world to let the light in.

On January 22, be one of those who “let the light in.” Spend some time in prayer at a memorial site for the victims of abortion—a simple activity of profound spiritual significance.

If you do, you will be blessed, just as Our Lord promised.

Find the League’s list of nationwide memorial sites here.

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7 Responses to “On January 22, “Blessed are they who mourn””

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  1. Beverly McGinley says:

    St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery is in Hudson, NH.
    Their Church is in Nashua, NH.
    The shrine for the babies is in their Cemetery in Hudson. NH.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm
  2. Victoria Naoe says:

    I would be more than honored to be a part of this. since i am a post abortive woman of over 30 years, i will be bringing 3 stones for each of my children to bring with me. I won’t be able to get to the March this year to give testimony, but this i feel would be so profound for me.

    Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
    Victoria Taylor Naoe

    January 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm
  3. El Youngmann says:

    Thank you for the wonderful work that you do. We plan to visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Baltimore, Md. and pray for all of those innocent beautiful babies. You are truly loved and protected by the Holy Spirit.

    January 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm
  4. Rosemarie Hosier says:

    I will visit the location in Hillside, Il, on Jan 22nd. At first I was surprised to hear that there are Memorials all over the country for the aborted babies. I am so pleased that they do exist and grateful to have this information. The most shocking revelation is that there is one in Hillside and that I had never heard about. I have members of my immediate family buried there my brother and my sister. The fact that it is a mass gravesite with so many babies saddens me so much. Thank you for the opportunity to be an active participant on this important day.

    January 16, 2013 at 7:37 am
  5. Nick Costello says:

    Rosemarie, I will also be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. I plan on going at 3pm, the Hour of Mercy.

    January 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  6. Today a day of mourning for children killed by abortion - Gadsit Buzz says:

    […] doing a project called Blessed Are They Who Mourn, inspired by our Lord’s promise that those who mourn would be blessed, be comforted,” […]

    January 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm
  7. Accomplishment #3: The 55 million victims of abortion have not been forgotten. | News of Life and Death says:

    […] by this vision, the Pro-Life Action League has launched the “Blessed Are They Who Mourn” project to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, calling on pro-lifers to make solemn visits […]

    January 29, 2013 at 8:19 am

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