We Stand for Life: Ignatian Mass for Life 2023
BY ISN STAFF | January 20, 2023
“We are men and women for others! We are Jesuit educated and we stand for life — we do this Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, for the greater glory of God,” said Fr. Joseph Laramie, S.J., National Director of the Pope’s Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) and author of “Love Him Ever More: A 9-Day Personal Retreat with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to over 400 students and faculty attending today’s Ignatian Family Mass for Life at Saint Aloysius Church just minutes from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The mass, co-hosted on Friday, January 20, 20223, by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, takes place on the morning of the National March for Life, providing a space for Jesuit high school, college, and parish representatives to connect before heading to the streets for the March later in the day.
Schools in attendance included Belen Jesuit Prep (FL), Boston College (MA), College of the Holy Cross (MA), Creighton University (NE), Cristo Rey Atlanta (GA), Georgetown Preparatory School (MD), Gonzaga College High School (DC), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (DC), Jesuit High School New Orleans (LA), Marquette University High School (WI), Regis Jesuit High School (CO), Rockhurst High School (MO), Saint Ignatius College Prep (IL), Saint Mary Student Parish (MI), St. Joseph Preparatory School (PA), St. Louis University High (MO), and University of Detroit Jesuit High School (MI). Jesuit faculty members of various schools and members of the Gonzaga Jesuit Community joined Father Laramie to concelebrate the mass.
Fr. Laramie’s entire homily is available via the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.
Life is sacred and a precious gift. Long live life.