Sr. Nancy Richter, OP, a dedicated prolife leader, who is moderator of the Albertus Magnus High School Pro-Life Club, was recently honored at the annual Concert for Life, at the school on Dec. 5.
Sr. Nancy, a Dominican Sister of Sparkill, is currently in charge of the Albert Magnus Campus Ministry. She works to foster among her students an appreciation of the sanctity of life at all stages. The Pro-Life Club’s projects include a student-organized Life Chain outside their school on Route 304 in Bardonia, annual trips to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and a Christmas fundraiser for Good Counsel. They’ve also been the largest single group in attendance at the Respect Life Sunday Life Chain on Route 59 in Nanuet for many years.
The Concert for Life is an annual event produced by Eileen Peterson. It features local performers who donate their talents to raise money for the Good Counsel Homes in Spring Valley, a home offering not only food and shelter, but love and direction for single mothers and their babies in dire need.
Good Counsel has served more than 6,000 mothers and children since it was founded in 1985.
Co-founder and Executive Director Chris Bell presented this year’s award to Sr. Nancy and thanked her for her work. He also noted the importance that everyone become part of the “life chain,” ready to spread the word about Good Counsel’s services and pass on a flyer or the phone number that could be a lifeline to a pregnant woman in crisis. (The Good Counsel hot line for anyone who is pregnant and needs help is 800-723-8331).
The show was hosted by Steve Possell of WRCR AM 1700‘s “Steve and Meredyth Morning show.”
The performers were the St. Joseph’s Regional High School/Broadway Theater Workshop from Montvale, N.J., the Junior Jammers and No Boundaries from St. Peter’s/St. Mary’s in Haverstraw, Monica Peterson St. John, and the Albertus Magnus Veritas Honor Choir led by Nadia Rizzo.
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