by Sister Rosemary Jeanne
As a teenage folk group guitarist from the 70s I recently mused on the lyrics of a Ray Repp song we used to play with gusto. The words of the refrain echo loudly in my mind and seem appropriate for this month dedicated to life. “To be alive and feeling free, And to have everyone in our family, To be alive in every way! Oh, how great it is to be alive!”
To be alive and present at the National Prayer Vigil and Mass for Life
On Sunday, January 22, at 6:30pm, Little Sisters and Residents will pray with the thousands present at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. Come join us at the Shrine or watch the telecast on EWTN.
To be alive – like Mary Rodenhi
Bells rang out loud and clear in celebration of 100 years of life for Mary. Born January 9, 1912 in Baltimore, Mary resides as St. Martin’s since 2000. In honor of this milestone our Maryland legislators signed a citation commemorating the event and it was our friend Delegate Jim Malone who visited and presented it to Mary. Sharing in the fun was the delegate’s cousin Nancy and family. Many happy returns Mary!
To be alive – like Tony Melendez
Once again the Residents and friends of St. Martin’s were blessed by the presence of our dear friend Tony and his Toe Jam Band. As Tony travels the world he brings compassion and hope to all. His music and testimony is inspirational and touched our hearts. Thank you Tony for sharing your gifts with us.
God sent his only son into the world so that we might have life and have it to the full (cf Jn. 10:10). Please pray and advocate for a greater respect for life from conception to natural death.