Students Lead the Way at Walk for Life 2014

Students Lead the Way at Walk for Life 2014

Updated: February 7, 2014

After the close of classes on Friday, January 24, more than 200 Thomas Aquinas College students met up in a campus parking lot to begin their pilgrimage to San Francisco and the 10th annual Walk for Life West Coast. They prayed together, received a blessing from Head Chaplain Rev. Joseph Illo, and listened to last-minute instructions before boarding three buses and numerous cars for the voyage north.

  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014 -- departure
    Slideshow: Students Depart for the Walk for Life West Coast

The next morning, the College’s students helped lead the way through the streets of San Francisco. Many took on volunteer positions in the Walk, directing traffic and crowds as needed. All prayed, sang, and peacefully called for an end to abortion alongside more than 50,000 fellow walkers.

  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast
  • Walk for Life 2014
    Slideshow: Walk for Life West Coast

That call was heard far beyond the city’s limits. Both before and after the Walk, Thomas Aquinas College students were featured extensively in media coverage of the Walk, including ABC News, From the Median Radio (part 1 and part 2), and the Cardinal Newman Society. “We’re witnessing in the streets as Christ, as John Paul II, as many of the saints have called us to do,” said senior Sarah Dufresne on a radio interview. “We are witnessing to the Culture of Life.”

 

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Regina Sweeney (’97)

“One of the things I’m most grateful for is the attitude the College instills toward learning, an attitude of not being afraid to try something that most people would say is difficult, and instead working through it.”

– Regina Sweeney (’97)

Mother of Eight

“Thomas Aquinas College is lending a helpful hand to the Church to fulfill her mission. There is no doubt that this Christian environment that is nurtured here is the main cause why there have been so many responses to the call of God to the priesthood and to the consecrated life in the female and male students of your College.”

– Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski

Prefect

Congregation for Catholic Education

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