Nineteen students and two teachers represented Marist's pro-life club at the March for Life in Washington, DC.
They were met with some challenges, as the East Coast was hit hard with a blizzard. In fact, the storm began just as the actual march started. The snow shut down much of DC, changing many of the planned events and excursions for the group, but they made the best of it.
They visited the National Basilica and several monuments. The group walked to the White House, too. In the heart of the storm they helped push cars out of drifts and went sledding at the Jefferson Memorial. They also stopped to say the Memorare in the snow, which depicts one of St. Marcellin Champagnat's miracles. The group also got to visit the office of Congressman Erik Paulsen of Minnesota.
March for Life is a peaceful demonstration that has taken place annually since 1973, and is the largest pro-life event in the world. Marist students have been participating in the march for more than a decade.