Order of Malta

Knights Hospitaller

Pilgrimage for Life 2015

This year’s Pilgrimage for Life was attended by approximately 40 American Association members. The American Association’s 3rd Annual Pilgrimage began on Wednesday, January 21st with a presentation by Robert A. Destro, Esq., Professor at CUA’s Law School, on “Defending Religious Liberty in Secular Courts and Culture”. Following this presentation, members celebrated the Vigil Mass for Life and Prayer Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Adoration with Holy Hours, led by seminarians from across the country, continued into the late evening and early morning of Thursday, January 22nd.

Monsignor James Watkins celebrated the Order of Malta Mass at St. Patrick’s Church on Thursday morning. American Association members then joined the Federal Association for lunch before traveling to the March. Pilgrims assembled under the banners of the American and Federal Associations of the Order of Malta, and joined the peaceful throng of pro-life proponents. The March began at the Mall along Constitution Avenue and continued to 1st Street, where they turned to pass before the Supreme Court for a brief prayer between the Supreme Court and the Capital Building. Following prayers at the Supreme Court, members walked together to the Holy Rosary Church hall for a simple reception with warm food and drink.

Order of Malta, American Association, U.S.A.

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