Friday, May 13, 2011

March For Life - Ottawa

On Thursday May 12th we went to the annual March for Life in Ottawa. We went on a bus with our church. A few people from other local churches came on our bus as well. We left Almonte at 8:15 in the morning to drive into the city. We went to Mass at St. Patricks Basilica first. After that the bus took us to the Hill to hear some speeches and singing. The March started at 1:30. Reports said approximately 15,000 in attendance. About 2500 more people then last year!
Waiting for the speeches to start

Some of our group from Holy Name of Mary Parish plus two other ladies that came on our bus

Interviews with the press

Friends - Louise's brother Peter, Louise and I Interviews with the crowd

Sisters from our Parish - Victoria, Julia and I

Listening to the speeches Sisters - Victoria, Olivia and Julia The march starting People coming back to the hill "Any country that excepts abortion is not teaching it's people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of peace and love is abortion." - Mother Teresa


Sally said...

Great post Erin. It was an awesome, powerful day. Mom xo

Louise W. said...

Oh, glad to see you got this post up-- so I can see it before I leave!! It was an awesome day, and it was wonderful to see you there!! : )

God bless!!

julia.bredfeldt said...

Great pics Erin! : )