In a few weeks, the 40 Days for Life Campaign will begin again. Click here to read some details about 40 Days for Life – Ottawa’s past two campaigns. 40 Days for Life has two campaigns per year, during Lent and during the Autumn season. This year’s campaign stretches from Sept.23-Nov.1.
In Canada, 40 Days for Life started in Halifax, Nova Scotia and then spread to Ontario. Ottawa’s first campaign started in Autumn, 2008. This is now our third campaign. During the Lenten campaign earlier this year, 4 other cities joined Ottawa in standing vigil outside of the nation’s killing Centres.
For this campaign, we have a total of 8 locations in 7 cities planning to participate in the campaign:
Toronto, ON (2)
There could be others coming on stream as well. 40 Days for Life is a work of the Holy Spirit. That’s why it’s catching fire, and it’s going to burn right across North America! That’s right, folks, right here in Canada, the abortion-pushing pimp of the world. The home of the Winnipeg Statement and Development & Peace. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. 40 Days, 7 Days a week, 24 Hours a Day. Around the clock. Doing major battle spiritual and psychological battle.
The endorsements are coming from everywhere:
Despite the intimidation tactics by the Mill and the violence perpetrated by our opponents, our vigilers have remained peaceful, focused, composed, and determined. Many babies’ lives have been saved, and while the abortion mill is still murdering the innocent, there have been other small blessings in addition to saved lives and conversions.
Next to the Morgentaler Abortion Mill at 65 Bank Street, there is a Gay Bathhouse. Last Fall, I had a very negative experience with one of its patrons.
In our planning session a few weeks ago, one of our planning team members indicated that during the last Campaign, the owner (or manager) of the Bathhouse approached her one day and complained to her that his business was suffering because of our presence. Business was down 20% or so, I think she said. 40 Days for Life vigilers are not particularly interested in the Bathhouse’s customers, however. (In fact, we instruct our vigilers not to stare at anyone going into the Abortion Mill, lest our presence be misconstrued as intimidation.) Our focus is on the abortions being committed not the sexual exploits of bathhouse patrons.
Still, I guess the anonymity of its patrons and the associated shame of their conduct was enough for the Bathhouse to move on. Today I received this note from one our vigilers:
I went to pray outside 65 Bank today as I do often. I noticed a sign on the sauna next door that they are closed and looking for another location. Thought you may like to know if you haven’t heard already.
Small blessings. We’ll take it. The spiritual battle is not unlike a physical battle. There are minor fortifications in front of the major ones as an extra layer of protection. It’s the same thing here. A minor fortification of sin has been removed from around the Abortion Mill. That’s going to make the spiritual battle more exhausting for the Abortion Mill. They don’t understand how the spiritual war works, of course, because they dismiss our efforts as silly superstition. But, at the very least, our enemies must know that even at a tactical level, it is a moral and psychological victory given to us due to our presence there.
Below are a couple of more videos for your viewing enjoyment. Don’t ever be deceived into thinking that your presence or your extra hours of sacrifice have no effect. Believe me, they do. Abortion is going to fall in Canada. The only question is when. That’s where you come in. The more you sacrifice, the less time abortion has. It’s is as simple as that. No pain. No gain. So let’s squeeze the time abortion has left. With God, all things are possible. Sign up now.
“Could you not watch one hour with me?” (Mt. 26:40) – Would you spend some time with the little babies in your own neighborhood before they die? Maybe you’ll even be able directly to save lives; maybe not. What’s even more important: you’ll be there. In a sense, it may be a way to redeem the abandonment of Jesus by His apostles when they refused to be with Him at His death. Too often we also refuse to be with Jesus for fear of the Cross, do we not? These little ones dying today are intricately connected with the sufferings and death of Our Savior. There is a bond here that must not be overlooked. All the political action, educating, donation of funds, demonstrations, alternative work, important and necessary as these are, do not make up for an absence at the death scene. Thus, let me beg you to view your presence at the killing center in your area as the place where God wants you to be. Grab your Rosary, pick up your Bible, bring your devotionals, and go out to the Calvary not far from you – where Christ is being crucified today in your midst. … we may not be able to save their lives, but can we not plead on their behalf? And should they die, as usually happens (God forgive us!), let us lift up our hearts to God Almighty on their behalf … it will be the only human love they will know on this earth – Joan Andrews, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants