On Tuesday, April 1, the students and teachers of Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia held their first Life Chain on school grounds along Route 304. Standing with them were Sr. Nancy Richter, Prolife Club moderator, Joe Troy, principal, and Fr. Frank Samoylo, AM graduate and now pastor of St. Columbanus in Cortlandt Manor.
The Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosarians and others came to show their support. Here is a slideshow.
This 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.
In spite of gray skies, a constant mist, and the threat of showers, over 200 Rocklanders gathered at the intersection of Route 59 and Middletown Rd. on Sunday, Oct. 6, for the 21st annual Life Chain.
The Rockland Life Chain was one of 29 being held simultaneously today in the boroughs of New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Hundreds were held across the United States and in Canada. Continue reading
The 21st annual Rockland Life Chain will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 3:30 at the intersection of Route 59 and Middletown Road in Nanuet.
The Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of prolife individuals praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. This year it is being held in memory of the late John Davidson, of Congers, a longtime defender of the right to life. John passed away on June 16, 2013.
October 6, 2013 will be 21st time that the Life Chain has been held in Rockland County. Here are some of the photos from past years, which we feel best exemplify the spirit of the Life Chain. Vote for your favorite in the poll below. And remember, this year’s Life Chain is this Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
Life Chains are peaceful, prayerful public witnesses of prolife advocates standing together in prayer for an end to abortion and offering a message of compassion and healing for all suffering as a result of abortion.
This year, the 21st Rockland Life Chain again will be held at the intersection of Route 59 and Middleton Ave. on Oct. 6, Respect Life Sunday, 2 to 3:30 pm. There will be 29 Life Chains taking place simultaneously in surrounding counties in New York City and the Hudson Valley.
If you feel the inspiration to do something to help end abortion, but the March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January is too cold or far away, this is the place to come. Continue reading
Rather, it’s a daily commitment that rises from our belief in the sacredness of life, the dignity of every human being. It leads us along a path of service toward others, especially the most vulnerable and those most in need. It causes us to become involved, to share, to pray, and to stand up and speak out when necessary.
Yet the month of October — Respect Life Month — is a special time to deepen our insight of what being prolife is all about. It’s highlighted by liturgies in our churches and observances in the public square. We gather in prayer services and protests, we join in discussions and song.
We’re drawn to events that bring us together because it’s with others that we find our strength. By sharing the sorrows, the uncertainties, the joys, and the exhilaration of the prolife mission we find the place where the courage comes from, and the hope, and the inspiration to keep on going in the year to come.
Will you join us? Here is a short list of some of the events going on in and around Rockland during Respect Life Month 2013. Please select one (or several) that seem right for you — and come! You’ll be glad you did!
More information about each event will be appearing on this site as we get closer to the date. So please check back. If your group or church is doing anything for Respect Life month, please let us know so we can post it on this site and pass the word along. Email: RocklandRTL@optonline.net.
The early afternoon showers stopped just in time for the Life Chain, which united 400 Rocklanders of different faiths along the intersection of Route 59 and Middletown Road in Nanuet on Sunday, Oct. 7., to pray for our nation and an end to abortion. Continue reading
The 19th annual Rockland Life Chain was held on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 2, at the intersection of Route 59 and Middletown Rd. in Nanuet.
This year the Life Chain was held in memory of Barbara (Betty) Braun, who spoke out bravely and eloquently for the unborn for decades. She was one of the founding members and president of the Rockland County Catholic Coalition. Betty passed away last spring, and everyone is invited to her memorial mass on Oct. 7 at St. Francis Church in West Nyack at 7 pm. Continue reading