California Pilgrimage Update
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*** STOP THE PRESSES *** BREAKING NEWS ***

As we were going to press with this issue of the Wednesday STOPP Report, we received a call from Teresa Marsano in California. She had sensational news!

The last stop on the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage was supposed to be in Sacramento on Monday, May 1. That has now been changed to Sunday, April 30. The reason for the change:

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento invited the image to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento. There will be a Mass at 5:00 p.m. on April 30, followed by a Eucharistic procession to include the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the state capitol building! Praise God!

Teresa told us that one of the people on the pilgrimage suggested that the group try to get the image into the cathedral in Sacramento. He suggested making phone calls and writing letters. The organizers responded that if the Blessed Mother wanted the image in the cathedral, she would arrange it. The very next day, Bishop Soto’s office called and asked for the image to come!

The event at the Cathedral is open to the public and everyone is invited.

*** End of breaking news *** original article below ***

Last issue we told you about the efforts of Teresa Marsano and Dora Lee Raris to bring the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to every abortion clinic in California. We are happy to report that the effort is still on schedule and going strong.

A recent article in the California Catholic Daily reports the following:  

At some vigil stops, the two women are alone, or almost alone, as they pray for the abortion center’s closure and the conversion of the staff. At other stops, dozens or even hundreds come to meet the image and join in prayer. In Oxnard, at a newly opened FPA Women’s Health facility, a local deacon prayed over the building, asking that the demons be cast out and then applied holy water and blessed salt to the entrances to the building.

In Santa Cruz, Marsano visited the Planned Parenthood site the day before bringing the image and saw paramedics transporting a patient on a gurney to a waiting ambulance. 

In El Centro, hundreds came to Mass in front of the Planned Parenthood after an overnight prayer vigil at the local church.

Today, March 22, the image is outside Her Medical Clinic in Pacoima (12 PM – 1 PM). Tomorrow she visits three clinics in Van Nuys: Los Angeles Medical Center (9 AM – 10 AM); My Choice Medical Center (12 PM – 1 PM); and Van Nuys Planned Parenthood (3 PM – 4 PM). You can find the complete schedule at ourladysmissionforlife.com/#gjddx.  

The “California Pilgrimage to Close Abortion Centers” began in Salinas on March 2 and will finish in Sacramento on April 30. The faithful are invited to meet the image at each of its stops and join in a prayerful vigil. 

To find out more about this effort, please listen to Jim Sedlak’s interview with Teresa Marsano here (Click on the March 3, 2017 show).