This past Saturday (September 12th) I had the great blessing of organizing the first "March for Purity." The March was attended by 20+ men with Rosaries in hand to pray in front of the local Planned Parenthood building, two strip clubs and an adult bookstore.
It was a brisk 95 degrees, but we were fortunate enough to have a lot of water, as well as finding shade at all of the locations.
This was my first time doing anything like this - either as an organizer or as a participant. I must say that it was amazing. Many men who attended had not been to the conferences I had put on, and had no idea who I was. They each came up to me and thanked me for making this event happen. A few even said that they had thought of doing something like this themselves, but just didn't know where to start.
I am so glad that I was able to offer the opportunity.
Fr. Eric Andersen - a newly ordained priest, accompanied us to the first two locations. His presence was much appreciated, and much felt. His prayers and blessings were sustaining.
We received only a few comments from passers-by, and a train nearly drowned out one full decade, but the day belonged to Mary.
Saturday was the Feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She was with us every step of the way. She was there to comfort us and give us strength, in addition to holding out her loving hand to those "dancers" who came out to laugh at us.
Please pray for all of those who have had abortions, those caught in the web of sexual addiction and those who run such establishments. They need us to show them the light.
The light of Christ.
God bless you all.