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Fr. Samuel and I, along with 10 seminarians from Conception Seminary flew to Washington D.C. for March for Life. It was a day of many blessings as we prayed and witnessed for the dignity of life. I was grateful to cross paths with seminary classmates and good friends from Sts. John and Paul parish in Pennsylvania where I helped out during my final year in seminary.
Above: The group arrives at Ronald Reagan airport, and we wait for the metro to take us to our lodging.Above: We attended the Vigil Mass at the National Basilica Shrine. It was a misty, but beautiful evening.Above: I ran into my classmate Fr. Maximilian before the Vigil Mass and we were able to sit next to one another. I had not seen Fr. Max since September 2013. This is the first time we saw one another since both of us were priests!Above: The Basilica is absolutely stunning.Above: Thursday morning at the DC Armory, we prepare for the youth Mass. Cardinal DiNardo is the principal celebrant and the bishops and priest vested in this room.