RECAP & SUMMARY
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Once again this year, the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Canada – The Fatima Center’s greatest treasure – was carried in procession during the March.
At the March, Fatima Center staff and volunteers handing out Fatima in Brief pamphlets, Brown Scapulars (with a small flyer explaining the devotion), and rosaries to March for Life participants. Many who saw the Statue touched it, knelt before it or took a photograph of it.
The March for Life through the streets of Ottawa started around 1:30 p.m. The Pilgrim Virgin statue was carried in the March by the boys from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy. The sight of the schoolboys in their blazers and ties, walking in procession and holding aloft the Pilgrim Virgin Statue, while two traditional priests in cassocks led the Rosary and the singing of hymns captured the attention of all who saw it and caused many to join our group on the March.
As usual, there were protestors along the way. The biggest group of protestors gathered across the street from Parliament. When they saw the Pilgrim Virgin Statue, their obscene chants rose in volume but they were drowned out by the hymn being led by the priests and sung by our group: “Christus vincit, Christus regnat, Christus imperat!” (Christ conquers, Christ reigns, Christ rules!)
When we returned to Parliament Hill, all in our group knelt before the statue to complete the Rosary. After Father gave his blessing, there was time to hand out more pamphlets and sacramentals and to speak with some of the marchers who had joined our group.
Thousands of Canadians came to Ottawa to proclaim their opposition to an anti-life, anti-family, and anti-Catholic agenda. In the midst of those people, raised high for all to see, was a statue of a Woman, Whose Immaculate Heart will soon triumph the agendas of all who oppose Her Son. Deus vult!
JOIN US AT THE MARCH
On Thursday, May 11, join thousands of pro-life champions, along with Fatima Center staff and volunteers and the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Canada, to STAND FIRM for life and unite in procession at Canada’s annual National March for Life in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario.
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The Fatima Center’s National Pilgrim Virgin statue of Our Lady of Fatima continues to be a focal point of the annual March for Life, which the Apostolate has been participating in since 2018.
The beautiful statue’s prominent presence at these well-attended events is most fitting, given the indispensable role of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the unassailable necessity of Her Fatima Message in the present battle for marriage and the family in Canada and throughout the world.
We sadly recall that the first nation to legalize abortion was Bolshevik Russia in 1920, as a key element in Marxist strategy is the destruction of morals and the family. Since then, abortion as a legal activity has spread to nearly every nation. Thousands of million innocent babies have been murdered in their mother’s womb. Clearly this is a grave error of Russia that spread all over the world, as Our Lady of Fatima warned. Today, various groups are even calling abortion a “religious rite.” Its overt nature as a satanic offering is more clearly manifest than ever before.
The March for Life also stands firm against euthanasia, a growing problem in Canada. According to a LifeSiteNews article (January 26, 2017): “A pair of Canadian researchers have published a cost-benefit analysis predicting that euthanasia and assisted suicide will save Canadian taxpayers as much as $139 million a year.” Such a study provides the government with an incentive to create a new type of social pressure so the elderly will believe they have a ‘public duty’ to die to save the health system. Euthanasia and assisting someone to commit suicide are murder. No Catholic may contemplate or participate in either of these grievous sins.
Related to euthanasia, protect yourself from becoming a victim of the murderous “organ donation” industry through the fallacy of “brain death” diagnoses, by obtaining a copy of The Fatima Center’s beautiful and unique Medical Card (available from our online shop). This card instructs emergency medical personnel to (among other things) provide treatment and care that preserves your life and does not hasten your death, thus ensuring that your emergency treatment directives are known and enforced, and that you are protected from those who would want to hasten your death.
The war for life is far from over – with federal officials in both the United States and Canada working to codify abortion and euthanasia as legal and inalienable “rights.”
The legalization of abortion and euthanasia is a grave public affront to Christ the King, through Whom all life was created. Such legal fictions defy the Divine Law and are public crimes in themselves. Thus, we must give public witness in opposition to – and make public reparation for – this outrage!
Through the powerful intercession of Her Immaculate Heart,
we pray that the world be freed from the satanic rite of abortion.
Please support this Spiritual and Corporal Work of Mercy in any way you can.