Pilgrimage for Life 2007
Archdiocese of Boston
January 22, 2007 - Flyer
Cardinal Sean and Boston's young people
The Cardinal with Boston Seminarians.
Processing the day in the Chapel
Meeeting up with the Brotherhood of Hope.
The Boston group meets up with the Cardinal
Rally and Mass worship aid.

Jan 22, 2007 - Anniversary of Roe vs Wade - God Our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation's leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will. Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the "culture of death." Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen!

Mass at the filled Version Center
Steve Angrisano
Priests at Youth Mass
Bishops and Cardinals at Youth Mass


“Giving my story on being adopted was such an amazing experience.
The reaction and change in others made me feel Jesus working in me.”
--Jenn, 16, Presentation of Mary

“It was unbelievable to see an entire arena filled with young people from all over the country united for one cause.”
--Thomas, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“I thought that it was great that the Cardinal was just right there walking with us in the crowd. We got a chance to pray the rosary with him. The Cardinal was just like us. At one point during the march there were some other teens cheering against abortion and the Cardinal stopped in front of them and looked up to them so happy and proud. When the walk was over and he was trying to leave, he made sure to talk to and take any pictures that anyone wanted to take with him.”
--Allie, 16, Immaculate Conception, Marlboro

“It was an excellent experience!”
-- Kevin, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“At first it may not hit you, but the intense spirit that you receive after participating in this pilgrimage has truly affected me.”
-Thomas, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“The Pro-Life movement has created an undying cohesiveness between all Christians.
It provides a bright light in a sometimes dark world.”
--Jimmy, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“I have never been to such a beautiful and touching place as the Basilica.
At times I was overjoyed and just wanted to jump up and cheer.”
--Michael, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“This was a good way to see the presence of the Catholic Church in the world.
We usually may see our parish priest or a religious brother or nun around occasionally. At the March there were many Catholics, and Priests, and Brothers and Nuns, and it was a way to see the Catholic Church that we are a part of, not just a few rebels but people who are very dedicated to their faith. It reminds me of what people say it used to be like to grow up as a Catholic.”
--Shane, 23, Immaculate Conception, Marlboro

“I thought it was great that we could actually hang out and play basketball during free-time with nuns because it showed that they are just regular people who have heard the calling of God.”
--Chris, 15, Immaculate Conception, Marlboro

“Within the last two months I have strayed away from God and by coming to this pilgrimage and seeing the unity of the youth has brought me back to my faith in God.”
--Suprisha, 18, Presentation of Mary Academy

“It was even worth sleeping on the gym floor!”
--Alina, 17, Notre Dame Academy

“What I learned about this pilgrimage is that being a faith filled person does not mean that you have to be boring. I was surprised that the Priests were so down to earth, humorous, and fun. They put things into a different perspective which normal teenagers could actually relate to.”
--Jelyssa, 17, Presentation of Mary Academy

“I believe the Pro-Life March was unified and effective. Even though our march focused around our Catholicism, there was a sense of unity among the diverse crowd. I truthfully believe that the march was instrumental in helping me find my answer towards “abortion”.
-Bill, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“I never knew how short and relaxing daily morning Mass was.”
--Steve, 17, St. Mary’s Sr. High School, Lynn

“I thought this trip was awesome!
It was a good way to see that you are never alone.”

--Amanda, 17, Pope John XXIII

“I have learned a lot on this trip. I got to see a lot of cool things that I probably would have never seen on my own. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life.”
--John, 16, Pope John XXIII

“This was one great experience! I have learned that there are a lot of people like myself around our country and the world.”
-- Allie, 17, Pope John XXIII

“This experience was very eye-opening and re-affirming to our faith. It gave us a more profound understanding of life and how much it is worth. Usually, we take our lives for granted, but after listening to a couple of moving stories we have learned to appreciate it much more. It is touching to know that although we are young, what we believe and wish actually matters.”
-Cynthia, 16, Hazell, 17, Bianca, 16, and Chloe, 16, Pope John XXIII

“I have seen things I have never seen before. I am amazed at how so many people in one area could be so quiet and how they could all believe in the same thing.”
--Dan, 16, Pope John XXIII

“On this trip, I realized how many people around the country can put aside their differences and come together and fight for a common cause. It’s pretty cool and DC has a nice mall!”
--Arielle, 16, Pope John XXIII

“You can just sense the Cardinal’s profound humility when you are around him. When we prayed the rosary he was focused and quiet on his prayer. It was more profound that while other people may have been walking and chatting around him, he gave a living example not only of how men are drawn to God the Father by just being there but also that his attitude which summed up the how the March was intended as loving, peaceful, and centered on bringing others closer to Christ.”
-Julie, 22, Immaculate Conception, Marlboro

“It is cool to know that the cause is greater than yourself.”
--Katie, 18, Notre Dame Academy

“Fr. Dan asked us ‘What did I do for these two days?’
My response is, ‘Made a difference.’
This has been a trigger for me to convert to Catholicism.
Now within a month or so I will strengthen my faith by being a baptized Catholic.”
-Bianca, 17, Presentation of Mary Academy

“It was inspiring to see adolescents our age working together to support such a powerful stand and being acknowledged by the adults when ordinarily adults do not listen to teens’ opinions.”
--Brianna, 16 and Alyssa, 17, Our Lady of Nazareth Academy
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