The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Celebrating Life in Wildwood, Florida

On Respect Life Sunday, October 3, about 50 members of our parish, St. Vincent de Paul in Wildwood, Florida, picked up signs and spent two hours in front of the Wildwood City Hall greeting motorists as they drove by on Main Street (US Rt. 301). We were joined by members of several other local churches, and the whole event was organized by our local Knights of Columbus Council.

By Paul Nichols (

It was an absolutely beautiful day and the response from the passing motorists was wonderful. We waved our signs and greeted each vehicle, and they beeped their horns and waved and shouted words of encouragement. At one point about 30 bikers roared by on their Harleys and gave us a rousing cheer. I didn't see or hear anything negative all afternoon from those who passed by. We also joined together and prayed the Rosary for the advancement of a culture of Life in our nation.

Praise God and pray for Life.

Setting up shop on Main Street

We prayed the Rosary together
Greeting passing cars with a smile and a message
Deacon Byron stretching for Life
...and the young joined us too I said, it was a wonderful day.

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