Two Philly Pro-Life Women Have Books Set For Release

Two local women have books coming out in the coming months. It is an opportunity to support our local advocates in all they are doing.

Anne DeSantis- Love and Care for the Marginalized

“Love and Care for the Marginalized” is a 40-day meditational for Catholics based on reflections from popes, saints, religious leaders, movie quotes, and others on how God speaks to each of us about the importance of making outreach to those who have been hurt, rejected, and marginalized.  Whether you are on the giving or receiving end, we have all experienced the world’s treatment of those who are uncared for and unloved.  Each meditation included a quote, reflection, a prayer, and a call to action.  The book is based on the command of Christ in the book of Matthew 25 where Jesus talks about the importance of loving and caring for those in greatest need and acting on their behalf.  This short book will help the reader to reflect upon the importance of making a difference for those who are alone, rejected and forgotten.   The book was born out of much reflection, thought and most of all prayer.  Learn more about the life and ministry of the author Anne DeSantis at AnneDeSantis.com.

Heather Makowicz- Peak Encounters: 31 Inspirational Reflections to Connect You with God through the Beauty of Nature

From the book description section: Does experiencing creation invite you into a deeper, healthier relationship with yourself, with others, or with God? Peak Encounters is a collection of life-changing experiences from men and women who share their stories of trials, triumphs, fears, and courage as they encountered God through natural creation. God led them from obstacles to opportunities, transforming their lives from the outside in!

Surfing a monstrous wave reminded Jeremiah to be bold and step out in faith. Gardening showed Chiara how to give what she received from God’s tender care. And the author shares how canyoneering taught her that God protects-no matter where you land.

You may pre-order your book here.

April to Do List

The fourth month of the year. The flowers are blooming. The weather is getting warmer. Spring is in the air.

Here are things you can do for April

  1. Attend Holy Week Vigils
  2. Pray the Divine Mercy Novena
  3. Take part in Sidewalk Servants as hours are desperately needed to be covered.
  4. Write to your elected representative and inform them why abortion is the holocaust of our time
  5. Coordinate a Holy Hour for Life at your parish
  6. Collect baby items and donate them to Pregnancy Centers near you
  7. Help a college student purchase baby items for AlphaCare
  8. Donate to Pro-life groups

This is just the many things you can do. Be sure to do your part in defending life from womb to tomb.

Testimony Outside of Planned Parenthood; Mother Turned Away

Below is a reflection and testimony on a save that happened yesterday outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City. My hope is that someone would be inspired to step into the breach to save lives as I do with many of my fellow pro-lifers.

Today was a day filled with so much traffic. I remember people walking by shaking their heads in disgust of my presence outside of an abortion facility that is the epitome of White Supremacy. Even one person (Jacob )that walks the route along locust on his way to work, only to stop to snap a photo of me and send it to his friend Anna from (Philadelphia Women’s Center). 

As I was winding down my two hour coverage, two young women were going in as I offered to them a blessing bag. They declined and went inside. 

A few minutes later, those same girls came out two minutes apart. One of them was crying. I knew that it was my moment as I prayed the flying novena. After concluding the flying novena, the girls came out of the gate. This time, I wasted no time offering them life saving information. They thanked me for sharing and wished me a good day as I watched them walk away from the place. 

If this is not why we are needed outside of places of doom and gloom then I don’t know what is.

And what amazes me is she went from tears of sadness and woe to leaving PP with a hint of hope for her and child 

It also dawned on me that today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation. God’s sense of timing for yet another news worth of praise.

Please attend the closing rally outside of the largest non-Planned Parenthood affiliate in our city and state.

2021 Students For Life Leadership Fellowship Application Is Now Open

SFLA’s Fellowship program not only equips you to make the biggest impact on your campus based on your school’s unique needs, it also provides support, networking opportunities, and trainings to advance your pro-life skills. 

Fellowships kickoff with a weekend of training and activism together, then continue with mentorships, readings, and webinars throughout the year. 

Which Fellowship is Right for You? 

  • If you are a college pro-life leader, the William Wilberforce Leadership Fellowship program is for you! Applications are due by March 31st, 2021. 
  • If you are a high school pro-life leader, the Thaddeus Stevens Leadership Fellowship is for you! Applications are due March 31st, 2021. 
  • If you are a Christian/Catholic college pro-life leader, the Christian Leadership Fellowship program is for you! Applications are due March 31st, 2021. 
  • If you are a male college student, either the current leader of a pro-life group or wanting to get more involved, the Invictus Men’s Fellowship is for you! Applications are due by March 31st, 2021. 
  • If you are a young artist (in college or grad school), either the current leader of a pro-life group or wanting to get more involved, the Hildegard Fellowship is for you! Applications are due by March 31st, 2021.   

LEARN MORE AND ACCESS APPLICATIONS HERE: 

Thaddeus Stevens Leadership Fellowship 

William Wilberforce Leadership Fellowship 

Christian Leadership Fellowship 

Invictus Men’s Fellowship  

Hildegard Art Fellowship 

Contact Mary Briganti for more information: mbriganti@studentsforlife.org.  

AN OPEN LETTER TO CANCEL CULTURE

I feel like that I need to write an open letter embedded in a blog for those who continue to find something to rip apart or tell others not to read.

As the first quarter of 2021 is drawing to a near close, we have seen that every other headline involves the cancellation of a rising celebrity, a former president, an elected official, and just recently a beloved children’s author. This is just the many attacks we have seen in our culture from the woke mob.

What I have noticed from this “woke mob” is that they are just plainly looking for something to find offensive. Take, for example, the most recent attack to Dr. Seuss, a beloved children author. Seuss has written countless books that many have come to love. One notable quote from pro-lifers is: “A person is a person, no matter how small.” which is from Horton Hears a Who. Sadly, six of his books were deemed racist. How so? Even his stepdaughter claimed that he cared about the world. He was never racist.

Meanwhile, the woke mob is okay with songs that promote promiscuity, video games that are rated M for mature with adult content, an increase in pornography, the list goes on. This is the same group that has seen an increase in mental illnesses and abortion as we approach the one year anniversary of the COVID lockdowns that has devastated many lives.

Have any of them ever considered going to church with all the time on their hands to pray for God to return in the midst of the utter chaos and political upheaval.

STOP CANCELING WHAT YOU DON’T OR THINK YOU KNOW

It appears to me that Generation Z and millennials are being brainwashed by a radical left propaganda that is present in our education system, particularly universities, that teaches them to find any excuse to deem such things as racist while inheriting crushing debts, have their faith and conservative convictions compromised by professors who stop it nothing to get what they want. I see it with an escort who has been circulating the wagon for many years while holding an engineering position at Swarthmore University in Delaware County. Every time she is out there, she has people around my age wearing the vest for extra credit. She is even persistent in taking pictures and videos of peaceful pro-lifers who are doing their best to save lives and change hearts as she displays a menacing grim across her face.

There is a reason we have past. It may not have been perfect. Instead, it provides us with lessons as to why we cannot repeat it today. That is why you can’t just cancel the losers of the American Civil War because you didn’t agree with what their practices were. Rather, you should learn how they lost and why the Civil War was more than just freeing African Americans.

My hope for Millennials and Generations Y and Z is that they learn to think for themselves, learn a trade, not worry about what their peers doing, and realize that they are made to stand out.

As a millennial, it sickens me to watch another one of my peers commit suicide, seek an abortion, engage in sodomy, be okay with sitting on their butts without learning the value of a dollar through hard work or a good paying job, and most importantly, learn what is right and wrong.

I challenge any millennial and member of Generations Y and Z to research issues pertaining to life, why communism and socialism are not cool, and how you can change the culture when you let God back in the public square while canceling the lamestream media. Start today.

Successful Newbie Saturday; Moment of Grace with PP Escort

The following is from an email blast sent by sidewalk servant coordinator Deborah Molina. She recapped a very successful Newbie Saturday that took place outside of Planned Parenthood in Center City Philadelphia.

“It was Newbie Saturday this week and 6 new brave Sidewalk Servants ventured to 12th and Locust to pray together for the end of abortion!


As we stood there together, between the prayers, I instructed them on why we were there… That it is a spiritual warfare more than a warfare between “us” and “them”. We are not there to hate anyone. We are there as instruments of love to show love and compassion to the moms, the dads, the friends, the abortion escorts, the workers and the abortion provider. We are to speak the truth in LOVE. Sharing that there are other options, there is another way and we want to help them and walk with them.
I let them know that although what we are doing is right and just, some may be offended and disgusted by it. They may say unkind and cruel things; but our role is to pray for them. Hatred and anger only comes from a place of hurt, guilt and sadness. Pray for their healing and that their eyes may be opened to the truth.


While we were there we said multiple rosaries; at one point we began to go around the circle and share intentions with every Hail Mary prayer. I was standing next to the Planned Parenthood escort. When my turn was done we all turned to the escort… “It’s your turn escort… how can we pray for you? She stumbled saying “…um…. aaah…”,  and then our leader said – “Ok we will pray for your family and your friends. “ and we did.


Again we went around the circle three more times. Each time we came to her we offered her the chance to pray, and then we prayed for her; for peace, for love, for strength, that she may be close to the Lord, for her deepest desires, for those she loves. It was the most beautiful way I have ever prayed for the escorts; I highly recommend it. It was including her in the prayer, and I believe the part of her, the light created by God, her goodness and kindness, was being touched and flourishing in that moment of prayer.

Despite Bitter Cold, First Save in Philly

The following is from an email blast sent by Dr. Monique Ruberu. Scroll to the end of the blog to know how you can get involved with 40 Days for Life Philly.

A woman walked out of P.P. at approximately 4pm today.Gerry asked her if she would take some literature.He stated “we are here for the mom and the baby” .She replied “I know I just canceled my appointment.” As she walked away she told Gerry and mark their prayets were answered !!! BABY SAVED ON DAY 1 !!   Thanks to every one who stood in the cold and prayed today.

Tomorrow is going to be a crazy cold and rainy one – we’ll check if they are open – Pat and I will be out there if so…

come fill in remaining hours : 

Friday 2/19:

12th: 2-4, 4

777: 7-9,9-11, 11-1

tuesday 2/23:

12th: 8-10,12-2, 2

777: 9,10-12,2

Visit here to sign up for PWC

Visit here to sign up for PP

Lent 2021 Preview: Planned Parenthood (Center City Campaign)

For seven straight years, the 40 Days for Life campaign has been present outside of the largest Planned Parenthood in the heart of Philadelphia.

Their numbers have dropped because of our presence for a while until the lockdown last March, which saw an increase in abortions plus ceasing the campaign early.

The hypocrisy is businesses in PA had to suffer while Planned Parenthood, thanks to their friend Gov. Tom Wolf, profit off a questionable pandemic. At the same time, churches were only to be open for prayer but no masses or services. We got a preview of communism through the Wolf Administration, particularly from his closest ally, Dr. Richard “Rachel” Levine.

This time we will have a full campaign during Lent as it will run from Ash Wednesday (February 17th) to March 27th. The hours are: Monday through Saturday 8AM to 4PM.

To sign up for this campaign, visit here.

Lent 2021 40 Days for Life Preview: Philadelphia Women’s Center

With 40 Days for Life Lent 2021 campaign approaching, it is time to consider sacrificing a few hours of your time to give witness to life. I am not talking about on your computer screen or cell phone. Rather, you being actually present in front of abortion facilities.

For those who were involved with Philadelphia’s Inaugural March for Life, there was a stop in front of a notorious chop shop just steps away from Independence Hall.

Entering its ninth campaign, we hope that many will step up to be present outside of the largest non Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state of Pennsylvania. On an annual basis, 6,500 babies are murdered, five floors above a daycare. 90% of the victims are African American.

The campaign will run from February 17th through March 27th. The hours for this campaign are: Tuesday through Friday 7AM-3PM, Saturday 6AM-3PM. Note: there’s a regular prayer vigil that runs from 6:30AM to 9AM. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

To sign up for the campaign, visit here.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF LILA ROSE’S BOOK

Lila Rose is about to add another title to her name… author.

In a post on Instagram, she has confirmed that she will be releasing her debut novel.

Her novel, as she recalled in the post was “15 years in the making”.

Her hope is to equip young pro-lifers with the tools they need to stand for life through all walks of their lives. She also shares her struggles during her advocacy. At the same time, her triumphs and victories.

The book will be released on May 4th of this year. You can pre-order your copy or two now here.