40 Days for Life has had an amazing first day! First of all, it was a miracle in itself that the lesser spotted sun came out to shine upon todays team! People on site said that it was very peaceful and prayerful and they were overwhelmed by the support given by the public. People were tooting horns, giving thumbs up, big waves and big smiles… Even some big burly bus drivers!
What an amazing witness. If you want to be part of it why don’t you come along with us on Friday 11th March? Let us know what time slot you can offer.


The first prolife for 2016 mass is 17th February 2016  at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Gorbals, Glasgow.  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament starts at 6pm with Rosary at 7pm and mass at 7.30pm.

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This pro-life play gives a sensitive insight into post abortion trauma, and is the debut for SPUC Scotland’s new creative initiative WRITE to LIFE. There will be a Question and Answer session after each performance with John Deighan, CEO SPUC Scotland, David Paton, University of Nottingham and others tbc

There will be two performances :

Friday 26th February – 7pm
Saturday 27th February – 2pm

Tickets are £5 lentfest.co.uk

 St Mungo’s Church Glasgow. We are delighted to be performing under the umbrella of AGAP’S LENTFEST 2016.


Babies play an important role.

Save the Storks's photo.

As Celine Dion mourns the death of her husband last week, it is good to remember her story and it’s link with the prolife cause.  Perhaps you don’t know that Celine Dion’s mother went to see her local priest to see if an abortion was an option as Celine was her 14th child.  The full story can be read here, https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/how-abortion-played-a-part-in-celine-dions-devotion-to-her-husband-and-fami but what we need to take away from this story is that many women feel desperate on discovering an unexpected pregnancy.  That’s OK and understandable.  What happens next is up to us.  Will we be the person who reassures her with support and help?  Often that is all that is needed.  If Celine Dion’s mother hadn’t received this from her priest in 1967, then Celine would not have had this wonderful career and marriage and her three children.


With all the recent press regarding the new test for mother’s who may be carrying a child with Down’s Syndrome let’s remind ourselves of what’s important.  This video says it all and I love it!


Focus on the Family's photo.

The Herald interviews a few voices behind the Don’t Stop a Beating Heart Campaign. Our very own Sr Roseann is amongst those interviewed, as well as John Deighan, CEO of SPUC Scotland and Margaret Cuthill, Coordinator of ARCH in Scotland.

ABORTION cannot be justified at any stage of foetal development. That is the clear cut, hardline conservative shared belief of the voices behind…
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Over the years since the Abortion Act was passed, we have heard so many stories from women who have had an abortion and deeply regretted it.  For us in Scotland we have always had our own Margaret Cuthill who has for so long has  led the former  Victims of Abortion and now ARCH.  Without women like Margaret who are prepared to share their pain and personal tragedies we would not know so much about what leads women to make these decisions and the after math of an abortion.  Once again she has come forward to support the latest prolife campaign launched at the start of 2016 Don’t Stop a Beating Heart.

*taken from SPUC Scotland *

 

Margaret Cuthill from Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline told her story this week to the Sunday Times.  Margaret is a much loved stalwart of post abortion recovery and care.  Along with Jolene they are bravely giving testimony of their own abortion experiences to help others recover.  Also to help women before they have an abortion to think it through.  “Women are not wired to abort their children” says Cuthill, “the abortion industry does not tell women the truth about abortion.  Neither the physical or psychological effects”.  They are both fully behind the “Don’t stop a beating heart campaign” set up by SPUC Scotland.

Margaret and Jolene’s stories can be read here:

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A week ago, on Tuesday 5th January 2016, the most beautiful inspirational and loving little girl I have ever had the honour of knowing returned to her heavenly Father in her sleep. Quietly, and without any warning, Sara MacMillan left us and I know I speak for literally thousands of you when I say our hearts are broken. It’s taken me a week to be able even to write these few words, words which I only write to acknowledge the debt we owe to this precious little girl and her remarkable mum and family. I have never known a more powerful expression of all that it means to be truly pro-life than Sara, Catherine and the MacMillan family. They are truly an inspiration.

Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative's photo.

Sara was simply the happiest, and certainly the smiliest, child I have ever met. She was beautiful in every way and the trendiest little dresser ever. Catherine always had her looking like the star she was. Sara never failed to light up the room and bring joy to everyone she met.

As for her amazing mum Catherine, well, what can I say? She was Sara’s mum and she loved her with a passion and a joy which were obvious for all to see. I cannot even imagine the pain and loss she is going through at the moment and I know there will be dark days ahead, but I hope that Catherine finds consolation in the knowledge of how many people love her and are praying constantly for her. Catherine, you are not alone. You are in the hearts and prayers of many and, just as we will never forget Sara and how she made us feel, so we will never forget you and how you made us feel: proud to be human; proud to be in the same universe as you; proud to see such love and faith in action.

And finally to Catherine and Sara’s immediate family, to her mum, dad and siblings – you too are truly an inspiration. You now not only have to mourn the loss of Sara but you have to watch your own child and sister go through so much pain, and that, as any parent or sibling knows, is the hardest thing to bear. But this time of raw grief and pain will pass and you will all be stronger and the wiser for it, for you will have gone through this together as a family and that’s a truly remarkable thing.

All of us here at the Pro-Life Initiative are praying for you and remembering the gift of friendship and faith which have come to us via the most beautiful Sara. May she now shine in God’s heavenly Kingdom.

Sr Roseann




I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10
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