By Williams Ospino
Eight seminarians from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisc., traveled for 12 hours from Milwaukee to Washington D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life on January 27. One of the seminarians was Williams Ospino from the Diocese of Pueblo.
They had four amazing days! The Sacred Heart seminarians attended the Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, along with other presiding priests and seminarians. At that celebration, there were young people from many different states. It is important to emphasize that the priests and seminarians all prayed for an end to abortion.
The next day, the seminarians attended the Eucharistic celebration at the Verizon Convention Center where there were many young men, and all the seats were full. After Mass, the seminarians made their way to the official rally with pro-life activists who shared encouraging words. Then, they listened to Vice-President Pence’s presentation. There were more than 800,000 people at the rally. It was a wonderful and exiting experience for the seminarians because they saw a lot of people marching and praying together for more than three hours in defense of human life.
Afterwards, they returned to the Basilica for a prayer of thanksgiving for the wonderful opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and participate in the March for Life. They were surprised because the Basilica was still full! Finally, the seminarians returned to their lives at the seminary in Milwaukee feeling deeply moved and inspired by all their experiences.