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Chaldean Youth at the Walk for Life West Coast

by | Jan 27, 2015 | 2015 Walk for Life, 2015 Walk Photos, Blog, Your Photos

Some beautiful reflections on the Walk with nice photos over at kaldaya.net, which is the website of the Chaldean Catholic Church in America Many of us in the Bay Area have attended the demonstrations of solidarity with the Iraqi and Syrian Christians, suffering so terribly under ISIS terrorism. These demonstrations are organized by the Chaldean Church. They deserve our support! Visit their website to learn how you can help. Here’s their experience at the Walk:

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Chaldean youth on Walk for Life San Francisco 2015

On the second day of the trip to Northern California, 54 of our youth members of Saint Peter’s Chaldean-Catholic Church drove at 6AM from a quiet, relaxing night in Monterey, CA to the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, CA. Here we participated in the opening mass at the beautiful Saint Mary’s Cathedral along with hundreds of other Catholics from all around the country. It was a great sight to see the many bishops, priests, and nuns from various religious orders in leadership of those faithful laity in commune with the pro-life movement. After the mass, we walked from Saint Mary’s in Francisco over to the start of the 11th Annual Walk For Life where there were several speakers giving testimony and witness to the culture of life in our society. One special person we were blessed to have speak and have with us was the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano…

Though we had seen this evil present in our society during this walk it was a sweet, sweet moment to step away and capture all what was going on. Aside from giving a voice to the unborn, aside from the chants, aside from the speeches, what was present in this Walk For Life was a microcosm of the Universal Church and the spiritual life of a Christian. This walk was a microcosm in that it showcased faithful from different parts of the world united for one cause; a cause which was to bring about a culture of life. Our Lord states in the Gospel of John, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life…”(Jn 14:6) Through this event we walked the Way, we learned the Truth, and promoted Life.

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