Eight Cabrini High School (CHS) students embarked on the 24-hour bus trip to Washington D.C to attend the annual March for Life last week. In addition to the march, the students toured the Capitol Building and various museums such as the Smithsonian. They also toured the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and ended the trip with Mass at the beautiful St. John Paul II National Shrine. Adoration was held every night with the help of the multitude of priests and seminarians that came from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans, along with all Archdioceses in Louisiana, came together for the Geaux Forth Rally, which was held on Thursday, January 19th. At the Rally, the students learned about all pro-life issues we encounter today, and how to respectfully speak to people who have opposing views. The Geaux Forth Rally not only gave some insight on what it means to be pro-life, but also boosted excitement for the march the following day!
Here are some personal reflections from the trip:
Ms. Elizabeth LeBlanc (Pro-Life Club Moderator), “During this trip, the students really understood what they’re fighting for during the march, and how to be unapologetically pro-life, which means standing up for all life, from womb to tomb!”
Makenna Borne (12th grade): “I thought the trip was amazing because I got to meet new people and grow in my faith at the same time. I really enjoyed the ministry nights because it gave me time to reflect on my relationship with God and continue to grow it further. I also really enjoyed the march because seeing everyone supporting the same cause felt so powerful and moving. I had an amazing experience, and I would recommend my peers to go on it next year!”
Olivia Ruiz (12th grade): “Being surrounded by over 400 people from different parishes in Louisiana who support the same cause as you and fighting for it is so amazing! My favorite part was touring all of the different Smithsonians and museums. I learned a lot on this trip, and it will stay with me forever.”
Lizbeth Garcia (8th grade): “It was such a fun trip! It was really inspirational to see everyone marching for the same cause. My favorite part was the bus rides because we did karaoke, really fun games and I got to know people from different schools and make new friends!”