Monday, 21 May 2007
Pro-life prayer campaign
On Sunday afternoon six of us from Oscott had the opportunity to join the last day of the 'Siege of Jericho' campaign which had been organised at a local abortion clinic by a group from the Birmingham Oratory. Each day there had been a procession round the clinic whilst the rosary was prayed and the Blessed Sacrament was carried secretly by one of the priests. Whilst this was happening people in a local Church were praying the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, it was a real crusade. On Sunday the Blessed Sacrament was carried in a monstrance with incense and banners. It was a very encouraging and hopefully fruitful experience. The ages of those who took part in the procession were very varied and it was so good to see many young people showing their support for the pro-life cause, not to mention praying with such devotion. Let us pray for healing for all those affected by abortion and for an end to this tragedy.