As we begin the Lenten journey, it would do us well to stop for a moment and think about not only the state of our own soul, but that of our nation. For it is the laws of our land which allow the killing of innocent children while still in their mother’s wombs.
The catechism teaches us that:
“Every offense committed against justice and truth entails the duty of reparation, even if its author has been forgiven. When it is impossible publicly to make reparation for a wrong, it must be made secretly. If someone who has suffered harm cannot be directly compensated, he must be given moral satisfaction in the name of charity…” (CCC 2487).
Each time an innocent pre-born child is condemned to death the truth that he or she is made in the very image and likeness of God is denied. What an incredible offense against He who sent His only begotten Son to suffer and die on the cross for each and every one of us!
This Lent, Family Life International NZ is holding Prayer Vigils in both Wellington and Auckland in reparation for the sins against life:
Auckland: Saturdays during Lent (February 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st) at 9:00am
Mass at 9:00am St John Vianney Church Hillsborough, followed by a short drive to the foot of Mt Roskill. We will prayerfully walk to the summit and down again. (Mt Roskill is between the two abortion mills in Auckland City). More information about the Vigil can be found here.
Wellington: Fridays during Lent (February 24th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) 10.30 to 11.30 am on the footpath outside Wellington Hospital. For more information please email us.
We will be praying the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Sins against Life. These were developed by Fr Linus Clovis, our Spiritual Director. If you live outside of Auckland or Wellington, or even in another country, you may wish to join in the praying of these Stations of the Cross as a Lenten sacrifice.
However you do it, we urge you to pray and fast over this Lenten season that our land may be one that celebrates life from the moment of conception through to natural death, and not one that ends it.