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I met up in Washington, D.C. with a group of eight Conception Seminary College seminarians who traveled the distance for the March for Life. I flew and they opted for the road trip experience. When I arrived Thursday morning, I headed to St. Anselm’s Abbey where we would be staying the evening. The English Benedictine monks were gracious enough to offer us hospitality for two nights.
Below: Pictures of St. Anselm’s Abbey and church.
I met up with our seminarians just before the Vigil Mass at the Basilica Shrine. This is one of my favorite churches and there were crowds of pilgrims there for the Mass Thursday evening, which Cardinal Dolan celebrated.
Above: One blessing of so many people gathered in one place from all over the world is that you occasionally run across friends and people you know. Here I am pictured with a group of young people from Sts. John and Paul parish in Wexford, Pennsylvania. This the parish where I served during my final year of theology when I was a deacon. These people and this parish are very special to me.
Later in the evening after the March for Life, I met up with a vocation candidate and my confrere, Fr. Victor (who is studying in Washington, D.C.). We had a nice time going out for supper and then we went to see some of the monuments and memorials along the National Mall.