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Monday, March 16, 2009

"Terri's Day" to Be Observed in Remembrance of Terri Schiavo

From Priests for Life:

Ave Maria University will host "The National Mass for Terri's Day"

Dear Friend:

Terri's Foundation and Priests for Life once again invite individuals, families, Churches and organizations to observe the "International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo, and All of Our Vulnerable Brothers and Sisters" ("Terri's Day") on March 31, the fourth anniversary of Terri's death. The two organizations established this day last year to foster education, prayer, and activism regarding discrimination against the disabled, and advocacy for people in situations similar to what Terri and her family faced.

Ave Maria University will host "The National Mass for Terri's Day" on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 5:15pm ET. All are invited to attend. The Mass will take place at The Oratory, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Boulevard, Ave Maria, FL 34142. Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, will be the main celebrant and Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President of Human Life International, will join him.

Suzanne Vitadamo, Terri's sister, and Bobby Schindler, her brother, stated on behalf of the family, "Sadly, our recent headlines are a clear indication that what happened to Terri is only getting worse. We are seeing that many of our institutions caring for our most vulnerable are being encouraged to devalue the sanctity of human life. Indeed, this is influenced by a very strong pro-death movement continuing to work very hard to legitimize euthanasia and assisted suicide."

Fr. Frank Pavone, who was with Bobby and Suzanne at Terri's bedside as she was dying, said, "As we consoled Terri and prayed with her, what I felt most strongly was the presence of countless people around the world who, by their love, prayers, and tears, accompanied Terri and her family through those difficult days. I am confident that these same individuals, families, and Churches will want to observe Terri's Day."

You can visit Terri's Foundation ( www.TerrisFight.org) and Priests for Life ( www.PriestsForLife.org) to learn more about defending the vulnerable. The website www.TerrisDay.org also provides suggestions for observing Terri's Day.

Priests for Life

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