The path of sidewalk discipleship

Today I didn’t get to go to Mass up at EWTN. Well, I could have, but I stayed up much too late blogging so I slept too late. But I can’t let that happen tonight because tomorrow is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, a day that has often been an important one in my spiritual journey. On at least two separate occasions I’ve had major experiences/events happen on the day of the Feast; I didn’t even notice the date until later. I take this as a sign that our Blessed Mother has heard and answered my request that she take my hand and show me the way to her Son. There are so many ways she’s helped me over the years. These days I am asking her specifically to help me as I pray on the sidewalk outside the abortion clinics in town during the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil. Continue reading “The path of sidewalk discipleship”

When hecklers heckle, the proper way to respond is not to

I went to confession and Mass yesterday as part of First Friday—Sacred Heart devotions. Afterward I went to lunch—and remembered to eat a fish sandwich! Yay! (I try to abstain from meat on Fridays, even outside of Lent. Sadly, I’ve been known to forget. Like last night at supper time. Sigh.) I still haven’t signed up for specific prayer times at 40 Days for Life, but I have been praying at home and before, during, and after Mass for the cause. I also belong to a weekly pro-life prayer group, but yesterday I felt the need to do more. So I got in the car and drove to the only two remaining abortion clinics in town to look for the prayer vigil. Continue reading “When hecklers heckle, the proper way to respond is not to”