Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | St. Mary Cathedral School kicked off Respect Life Month by celebrating National Pro-Life Chalk Day Oct. 2. Students from all grade levels wrote out pro-life messages to help promote what St. John Paul II dubbed “a culture of life.” The goal was to help students recognize the first Catholic Social Justice principle of human dignity for all.
The schoolwide event was inspired by the theme put forth this year by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.”
The primary and intermediate students descended upon the courtyard writing their messages, while the middle school students took to the bordering sidewalks and parking lot areas. They used messages they obtained from the National Pro-Life Chalk Day website. “Every life deserves a lifetime,” was a favorite among many of the students. Another popular phrase was, “Love them both,” referring to both mother and unborn baby.
Recognizing it is also the Month of the Rosary, seventh grade students Danessa Acosta, Rosa Caceres, and Camila Egan drew a life-size rosary around the statue of Mary that resides in the school courtyard, allowing the kindergarten students to color in the beads and pray the Hail Mary while doing so.