LIFE ON HIMES
March For Life 2019
Jesuit’s Pro-Life Club joins the hundreds of thousands
Jesuit High School's Pro-Life Club returned
to Washington, D.C. in January
to support the rights of the unborn at
the 46th annual March for Life.
Led by school president Fr. Richard C.
Hermes, S.J. and Pro-Life Club moderator
Rania Saade, the 46 Jesuit students
marchers on January 18 as they worked
their way from the National Mall to the
steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as part
of the largest pro-life demonstration in
landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme
Court ruling concerning abortion, and
this is the 11th year Jesuit's Pro-Life Club
four-day pilgrimage from Wed. Jan. 16
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to Sat. Jan. 19, the Pro-Life Club and the
tional and spiritual experiences.
Arriving in D.C. on January 16, the
group visited the International Holocaust
Memorial Museum and later celebrated
Mass in Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown
University. Established in 1789, George-
students from Jesuit New Orleans and
visited St. Matthew's Cathedral, the seat
of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of
Washington, to listen to lecturers at the
Ethics and Public Policy Center, including
Mary Hallan FioRito. Afterwards, they
celebrated the National Prayer Vigil for
Life Mass at the Basilica of the National
Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
On their 3rd day in the D.C. area, on the
morning of the March for Life, the group
celebrated Mass at the Catholic Information
Center, then traveled to the National
Mall where they attended the Rally for
the Unborn at Noon, followed by the
March for Life to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The day after the march, the Jesuit
students traveled into Maryland and
took a guided tour of Baltimore Basilica.
Afterward, they celebrated Mass at
Loyola University and attended a talk
with Fr. John Conley, S.J. about being
pro-life in academia.
updates daily on the @TigerPilgrims
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through the Jesuit contingent's timeline
for the 11th straight year
The Pro-Life Club marched to the steps of the Supreme Court
on Jan. 18 as part of the 46th March for Life