Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us
On Saturday 25th January 2014, Lumiere Charity represented our dedication to the sanctity of life by taking part in the Reform Conference in RDS Auditorium Dublin.
Delegates - among them mothers and fathers with babies and their children - attended the Conference.
People flooded in from all over Ireland, and to show their support for the Life of the Unborn Child.
Prior to the event, many delegates attended Services of Worship and prayed for the Unborn Child.
Prayer and Rosaries were offered to Our Lady as the Irish people continue seeking for reform for the repeal of the Abortion Bill in Ireland.
During the day, at the breaks from the talks, quiet personal prayer occurred, and community support for the repeal of the Abortion Law in Ireland was discussed.
Family Values in Ireland
Family values in Ireland were a reality in the crowd, in the talks and in the lively discussion among the delegates.
Mothers with small babies took their place among the delegates, with the little ones quite content to relax in their moms' arms.
Dads with their babies took part, holding and caring for their little ones while the mothers of their children sat at their sides, relaxing and listening to the input.
Some children raced around the seats amusing themselves, eventually to settle and listen to the proceedings.
Suggestions for the way forward for a vibrant Ireland and spirited pockets of debate from the floor made the day a relaxed and thought provoking one.
Standing Ovation for the Seven
The presence of men and women from all walks of life speaking from the wisdom of their life experience and deep love for the land with sincerity and integrity gave the proceedings an air of dignity.
The packed RDS Auditorium Delegates, standing room only, surged to their feet to give a standing ovation to Ms Lucinda Creighton as she spoke of the decision made by her colleagues and herself not to vote for the Abortion Bill in Ireland.
So heartfelt was the feeling and appreciation for the Seven's courageous stand to remain true to the mandate of the right to life of the Unborn Child, that a second ovation occurred shortly after.
Seats filled to capacity
According to counts by the auditorium Delegates there may well have been 1800 people by the end of the day, as numbers of people continued to pour in after the initial number of participants had been estimated.
People had continued to swell the ranks of the auditorium throughout the day, as they continued to flood in from all over the country.
Eventually the seats were filled to capacity, and standing room became packed.
Welcoming the Small Delegate
At the breaks, people rushed to shake the hands of the representatives who had voted against the Abortion Bill, and to thank them for supporting the Right to Life of the Unborn Child.
As the Conference completed, a mother held her young daughter close to her heart as the lively youngster gazed at all around her with interest.
Nearby, a father and mother had taken turns to hold their young son during the day.
One of the speakers, on hearing a small child cry out during his speech, delightedly welcomed the small delegate by alluding to the efforts for reform as being for the future of our children.
People of Ireland have not accepted Abortion Bill
As the Conference ended, the people of Ireland who have not accepted the Abortion Bill welcomed the chance to take part in a standing ovation of those who have become synonymous with the Protection of the Unborn Child.
The people of Ireland are seeking reform for the repeal of the Abortion Bill in Ireland.
The right to life of the Unborn Child is still sacred within the hearts of the people of Ireland, who love their children and bow their heads in obedience to God's command in the Commandments 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'.
Momentum in Ireland ploughing strongly forward
During the day delegates took time out to pray quietly, share among themselves the need for reform re the Abortion Bill, and to pray the Rosary.
Services of Worship were held prior to the Conference for the Delegates and for the lives of unborn children.
The momentum in Ireland, once begun, is now ploughing strongly forward.
The people of Ireland have not, and will never, ever, accept the Abortion Bill.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us
Prayer continues among the delegates to Our Lady of Guadelupe for reform for the repeal of the Abortion Bill in Ireland.
Priests for Life; 'Our Lady of Guadalupe Pro-Life Prayer'
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe and Dr John Bruchalski
The Ten Commandments
Photograph taken at a previous Pro-Life Rally