The Walsh Jesuit group (11 participants: 10 students and 1 teacher) traveled on a charter bus with six other high schools in Northeast Ohio (through the Catholic Schools for Peace & Justice Network—CSPJ). Students gathered late Thursday evening of January 30 for a prayer service and teach-in prior to departing. Here they prayed together and reflected on why they feel passionately about pro-life issues. After time to share wisdom and experience with each other, the group made various signs to carry during the march.
Upon arriving in Washington, D.C., they celebrated Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with thousands of other pilgrims from across the country. From there, it was on to Union Station for some breakfast/lunch. Then the group walked to the rally where they heard various speakers, including the first ever appearance by a sitting president. The rally was to affirm the good work of the more than 100,000 people who showed up to help promote pro-life issues. Finally, the march began and they marched down Constitution Avenue, past the Capitol and concluded at the Supreme Court. Walsh Jesuit students met and spoke with people from various backgrounds and had a great experience. This group of students have vowed to start a pro-life club/group on campus and plan to lay the foundation for more trips like this for future Warriors.