Mother Marguerite and Sister Grace accompanied by Residents Rellie and Gene, volunteers Mary Jo and Jerry, Director of Nursing Sorenia and Activity Staff Jackie, Debbie and Bing joined the estimated fifteen thousand on Saturday, January 19 at the 5th OneLIfe LA Walk for Life. The event convened at Downtown Los Angeles LA Placita Olvera Street with Youth and Young Adults Rally and Music and an inspiring message by Archbishop Jose Gomez. He talked about uniting communities to promote the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.
Various organizations, congregations, groups, parishes, universities/colleges and individuals showed up for the event to provide support. It was our first time to attend. We held signs donned in our OneLife shirt, walked hand in hand in prayer and made new friends. We saw old friends, familiar faces and volunteers of the Home.
We walked through downtown Los Angeles to LA State Historic Park. We were blessed to have the opportunity to be chosen as one of the Community Partners where we shared the “Care for the Sick and Elderly” booth with the Alzheimer’s Association and No One Dies Alone-Providence Medical Center. At the booth, we got people inquiring about the Mission of the Little Sisters, becoming a Resident and volunteer opportunities. Young kids stopped by to grab a piece of candy or two.
It was a day well spent – a joyful summer day in winter – full of festivities, live music, food trucks and inspiring speaker testimonials. We heard messages of forgiveness, defending life and the value of every human life and that life indeed is beautiful!