Thursday, May 24, 2012

AMERICA : RIP FR. NORMAN WESLIN - PRO-LIFE LEADER

Fr Norman WeslinFATHER NORMAN WESLIN has died at the age of 81 on May 16. He passed away at his retirement home in Traverse City, Michigan. He was a former army colonel, husband and priest.
Norman's wife Mary died in a tragic car accident. Norman was ordained a priest in 1986 to the Oblates of Wisdom. He was in the army for 20 years and also worked with Mother Teresa for several months.
He worked tirelessly for the Gospel of Life. He had been arrested over 70 times for protests at abortion sites.  In 2009 he was arrested on the campus of the University of Notre Dame for carrying a cross and praying. This was to protest President Barack Obama's speech. There were 88 protesters on that day now know as the "ND88".


He founded the "Lambs of Christ" which calls for peaceful protests to abortion while praying the rosary: http://lambsofchrist.all-catholic.net/
He also founded the organization called " Mary Weslin Homes" for unwed mothers.  http://www.maryweslinhomes.org/
The National Director of Priests for Life, Fr. Frank Pavone is quoted as saying:
“Our loss is Heaven’s gain,”Father Weslin’s commitment to unborn children was so profound that he spent time behind bars on many occasions. He told me in 2001, while awaiting sentencing on a federal charge, that he wasn’t ashamed to be arrested because Jesus and the Apostles all went to jail. He believed that a priest’s place was not behind his people, lending encouragement, but out in front leading the way.”

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