Life Chain — A First for Albertus Magnus

AM 1st LIFE Chain-1This week, the epicenter of pro-life action in Rockland will be Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, as the students hold their first-ever Life Chain on Tuesday, April 1.

The Pro-Life Generation will be standing up for Life on the lawn of the school that fronts Route 304 from 3 to 5 p.m.  If you’re driving by, be sure to give them a big smile and a thumbs-up.

The Life Chain movement was started over 25 years ago as a way for  communities to witness to the respect for life and pray for an end to abortion.

Each year the first Sunday in October — designated as Respect Life Sunday — Life Chains are held across the nation. In Rockland, several hundred people come each year to line the sidewalks at the interesection of Route 59 and Middletown Road.

Although the Albertus Magnus-based Life Chain this spring is something new, the students are not strangers to the program. For years, their Pro-Life Club has attended the Rockland Life Chain, and last autumn they were the largest group in attendance. You’ll find some photos of them at that event here.

Albertus Magnus High School students and the Pro-life Club moderator, Sr. Nancy Richter, at the October 2013 Life Chain in Rockland.

Albertus Magnus High School students, with the Pro-Life Club moderator, Sr. Nancy Richter, at the October 2013 Life Chain in Rockland.

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