It was a cold, Friday morning in Wisconsin. It was a day like any other on Farwell, except it was Good Friday, one of the holiest days of the year.
For years, Pro-Life Wisconsin has held a Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross at St. Rita’s Catholic Church – and then processed solemnly over to the abortion facility. It always draws a big crowd. That year was no different. On April 22nd, 2011 there were about 125 persons present as we prayed in front of Affiliated Medical Services (AMS) for an end to abortion. Just as we were almost through, a young man approached us from the crowd asking if we could pray just one more prayer. I looked to the State Director of Pro-Life Wisconsin (PLW), Peggy Hamill – and gave her one of my, “why not?” looks. He said it wouldn’t take more than seven minutes. He was prepared – and distributed copies of the prayer among the faithful pro-lifers. It was the Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus, which adores Jesus’ five senses using Psalm 67. Never having prayed it before, I asked him if he would lead the prayer – and he did. Continue reading