This past week the Mount community participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The seminarians joined hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered to protest the culture of death on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As in previous years, a number of seminarians traveled to the nation’s capitol on Sunday night to join in the 33rd annual National Prayer Vigil for Life which began with a Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The next morning most of the seminary gathered for a Youth Rally and Mass celebrated by Donald Cardinal Wuerl held at Washington’s Verizon Center. Those not at the Verizon Center were a part of the schola which sang at a Mass held simultaneously at the D.C. Armory and celebrated by Cardinal DiNardo.

After the Masses, the seminarians made their way to the National Mall where they marched up Constitution Avenue past the National Capitol before turning south on 1st Street where the March concluded in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building.