Tuesday, August 14, 2012
U.S. March for Life founder, Nellie Gray, has gone to her eternal reward, at the age of 88.
While I never had the privilege of personally meeting Nellie Gray, I watched her from a distance, deeply admiring the dear woman who had the courage and inner strength to establish the first March for Life in Washington D.C. in 1974 and who enthusiastically kept it going for 38 years. What a tremendous use of the gifts of wisdom, leadership, perseverance, and compassion she exercised! What a mighty warrior she was for God and for the pre-born!
Nellie was a personal inspiration for me and for so many of us. I pray that she is enjoying her heavenly reward with God, His holy Mother, Blessed Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, and all the champions of the pre-born.
Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful pro-life warrior, who served as a beacon of light in this culture of darkness and death! Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.