40 Days for Life: An Amazing Visitor

Untitled-1On March 25, the  Feast of the Annunciation, one of the traveling missionary images of Our Lady of Guadalupe arrived in Rockland County.

Replicas of the miraculous image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the basilica in Mexico City, the traveling images have journeyed to thousands of sites across  America over the past 15 years to bring foster conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family, and solidarity of the Church.

The image was displayed at the 40 Days for Life prayer site at Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, the chapel of St. Margaret’s in Pearl River for the Cenacle of Life, and at the Sisters of Life  Motherhouse in Suffern.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the pro-life movement and a smaller poster of the famous image stands every day at the prayer site in Spring Valley outside the Planned Parenthood office.

There is a prayer on the reverse side of the poster consecrating the 40 Days vigil to the Blessed Virgin and asking her help to bring about an end to abortion and a shuttering of facillities like Planned Parenthood, which promote it. 0325152034c 0325152124a-e

40 Days for Life — Week 4

popefrancisWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

POPE FRANCIS, VIA VATICAN SECRETARIAT OF STATE

“The Holy Father greatly appreciates the dedicated work that you and everyone involved in 40 Days for Life are engaged in to promote respect for the lives of all unborn children. His Holiness assures you of his prayerful support for you, your colleagues and all those whose prayer, fasting and sacrifices are saving countless lives and giving glory to God.”

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The Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland is in this building at 2 Perlman Drive in Spring Valley.

Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in America, has an office in the strip mall near our prayer site on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. Which is exactly why we’re there.

But right across the street, there’s another building. That’s where the Care-Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland has its office — a place where women with unplanned and unwanted pregancies can come for honest information, where they can feel safe and share how they feel, a haven where there is caring and help in bringing their baby to term.

“Saving countless lives and giving glory to God”  — that’s what goes on at Care-Net.  We pray for many things at the 40 Days for Life, and blessings for our friends at Care-Net are one of them.

Planned Parenthood with their van at the Rockland YouthFest at Rockland Community College on March 15

Planned Parenthood with their van at the Rockland YouthFest at Rockland Community College on March 15

And a few booths away, there was Care-Net of Rockland County, offering our youth quite a different message.

And a few booths away, there was Care-Net of Rockland County, offering our youth quite a different message.

The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. It continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

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40 Days for LIfe — Week 3

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ABOUT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

DR. ALVEDA KING
NIECE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“40 Days for Life brings 2 Chronicles 7:14 into 21st century focus. As one human race, we become united in prayer.
Glory to God!”

P3090529The founders of the 40 Days for Life movement may not have been thinking specifically of the Old Testament Book of Chronicles, but the call of God to his people in the passage Dr. King refers to is exactly what the 40 Days is all about:

If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

At 40 Days for Life we pray that God will heal our land, changing the hearts of those involved in the abortion industry, forgiving and bringing peace to those who have had abortions, bringing hope to those who are contemplating abortion, and forgiving all of us for all ways that we have failed in building a culture of life that respects and nourishes life, and asking Him to give us strength and show us the way.

We’ve passed the half-way point in our vigil. Please, If you haven’t come yet, you still have two weeks. The final day is Palm Sunday, March 29.

The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. It continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

Day 1     Week 1     Week 2

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40 Days for Life — Week 2

 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT 40 DAYS FOR LIFE

JIM DALY, FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

40 Days for Life is a testimony to the power of prayer and what can happen when we’re consumed by a magnificent obsession, namely that life is sacred and every baby at every stage of development deserves to be protected under law. God is on the move amidst the darkness.”

20150221_122419Here in Rockland, we’ve just completed the second week of 40 Days for Life, not as cold as last week, but still challenging and snowy. We think of the other 40 Days participants across the nation — like us, standing in little areas where the snow has been cleared, offering their prayers and suffering for the unborn. You feel a closeness with them. Yes, “God is on the move amidst the darkness.” Please come and join us and help bring abortion to an end.

The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. During this cold spell, many participants are praying from inside their parked cars.

The 40 Days continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

Day 1     Week 1

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40 Days for Life — Week 1

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE 40 DAYS FOR LIFE:

ABBY JOHNSON, FORMER PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIRECTOR — NOW A PROLIFE ADVOCATE

“I am  in this movement today because of ordinary people who took on an extraordinary task. My former abortion clinic is closed because of their sacrifice. Babies are alive because of them. Women are no longer being hurt by abortion in their community.

You can do this. You can save a life. I now stand alongside you in this 40 Days for Life movement.”

P2200374-1e The Rockland 40 Days for Life takes place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley. It is peaceful and prayerful. We stand on public property on the outskirts of a mall where Planned Parenthood  has an office. There is no confrontation or attempt to block access. We can’t even see the part of the mall where the office is. But we hope anyone going there — and all those passing by — see our message and are moved by our prayers.

During this cold spell, many participants are praying from inside their parked cars.

The 40 Days continues overnight  from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel of St. Gregory Barbarigo Church in Garnerville.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

To enlarge a photo, click on it and then you can use the arrow to the right to advance thru the slide show.

 

 

40 Days for Life: COLD ALERT!!

20150221_125045Because of the cold and dangerous wind chill temperatures, it would be best to pray inside your car for the time being.

You can park in the spaces right behind the prayer site.

And if anyone could use some winter gear to stay warm during the 40 Days or needs help paying for gas, please let the 40 Days staff know. A generous supporter has offered to help.

RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.

 

40 Days for Life — Day 1

AMIDST THE COLD OF WINTER LOVE SHINES FORTH 

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Psalm 22, v. 10: “Yet you drew me forth from the womb, made me safe at my mother’s breast.”

Deacon John Kelly opened the 16th 40 Days for Life with Psalm 22 and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

“LIFE STARTS AT CONCEPTION, NOT AT BIRTH” is the truth of human development and we thank all those brave and determined people who came to witness with love.

For more information on how to participate, please e-mail RachelMinister1@aol.com or call 845-492-6709.