Showing local support for the 44th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., staff at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center lit nearly 200 luminaries Jan. 26 to remember the millions of unborn human lives lost to abortion since it became legal in 1973. Msgr. Daniel J. Kutys, moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese, presided over the prayer service and blessing of the luminaries.
The luminaries helped raise awareness of Project Rachel, a post-abortion ministry administered by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services and the Office of Life and Family, both of which sponsored the event. The ministry provides healing to women whose lives have been affected by the decision to abort a child. It is composed of a network of specially trained clergy, spiritual directors and therapists who provide compassionate one-on-one care to men and women who are struggling with the aftermath of abortion and seek emotional and psychological healing. Visit www.HopeAfterAbortion.org for more information. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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