On Sunday, Nov. 4, the 40 Days of Life vigil came to a close. The organizers have prepared this tribute for all who came to pray for life this autumn.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Finally, Day 40 — God gave us a sunny, cold day to our 40 Day witness of prayer and fasting outside Planned Parenthood in Spring Valley. There are hundreds of people to thank.
So many prayers from the depth of our souls have been prayed.
Richard and Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosarians, we thank you!
Peter and Maryann who bring great joy with spiritual and melodic music, we thank you!
The Rockland Catholic Coalition, we thank you!
The Knights of Columbus, we thank you!
Ryan (Kathy) and Don Bosco H.S., we thank you!
Ruth, director of Care Net, a life choice to anyone in a crisis pregnancy, we thank you!
Thelma and friends for St. Joseph’s Church, we thank you!
Fr. Fredy Pantino, we thank you!
Peggy and Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, we thank you!
And to the many, many others who kept witness throughout these 40 days, trusting that, as Thomas Merton wrote, “the real hope, then, is not in something we think we can do but in God, who is making something good out of it in some way we cannot see.” God bless you — and thank you all.