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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Knights Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Pro-life Retreat Center with New Stained-glass Window
From Supreme's site:
The Knights of Columbus, together with the Sisters of Life, recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the dedication of Villa Maria Guadalupe, an international pro-life retreat center.
In addition to a votive Mass to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a new stained-glass window of the Virgin of Tepeyac was unveiled and dedicated.
Located in rural Stamford, Conn., Villa Maria Guadalupe is a collaborative effort of the Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of Life. Dedicated Oct. 20, 2004, the Villa Maria sponsors a variety of retreats and events in an effort to build and foster a Culture of Life.
Its mission is to be a place of healing, hope and renewal for all who seek to know and live the Gospel of Life.
John Cardinal O’Connor, former archbishop of New York and founder of the Sisters of Life, had a longing for such a retreat center. As a champion of the unborn, he sought the creation of such a facility where the true love and peace of Christ could be sought and experienced, away from contentious and political dimensions that often characterize the pro-life movement.
The rest, quiet and prayer at Villa Maria Guadalupe strengthens retreatants, deepens their spiritual lives and helps them to more fully be “people of life and for life.”
Qoute of St. Augustine's in reference to Holy Mother Church
“This same is the holy Church, the one Church, the true Church, the catholic Church, fighting against all heresies: fight, it can: be fought down, it cannot. As for heresies, they went all out of it, like as unprofitable branches pruned from the vine: but itself abides in its root, in its Vine, in its charity. "The gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (On the Creed: Sermon to Catechumens (14) c. 395)
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Have mercy on us!
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Without priests there would be none
I’m here as a Catholic Christian and an American citizen -- in that order. Both of these identities are important. They don’t need to conflict. They are not, however, the same thing. ... No nation, not even the one I love, has a right to my allegiance, or my silence, in matters that belong to God or that undermine the dignity of the human persons He created.
Arch Bishop Chaput