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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pray for Fr. Norman Weslin

Pro-life veteran priest arrested protesting Obama at Notre Dame now ailing, prayers requested

I had the privilege of being arrested with Fr. Weslin at several rescues back in the 1980s. In one Falls Church, VA rescue the police housed us in an underground garage and Father gathered the Catholics to pray the rosary. He always call the Blessed Mother our "twelve star general." 

Fr. Weslin is a personal hero of mine. He was willing to give up everything for the babies. He stayed at our home in Alexandria once because he needed some medical care at Fort Belvoir which was nearboy. His cassock was threadbare; shoes were taped together. He had a small overnight bag that was mostly filled with his Mass kit. What a far cry from the French cuff clergy crowd! 

Father was a late vocation after a lay career in the military and being married with children. After he buried his wife, he turned their house into a shepherding home for unwed mothers. He founded the Lambs of Christ to be one with the unborn. When they were arrested they were silent and limp. Just as babies cannot speak for themselves or move around on their own, the lambs identified as closely as possible with the helplessness of the babies. Like Jesus before his accusers they were "silent and opened not [their] mouth[s]."

May the Blessed Mother comfort Fr. Weslin in his last days and welcome him to paradise. I know the babies will be there singing songs of thanksgiving as they escort him before the throne of God. Please keep Father Weslin in your prayers. God bless you, dear Father. You teach us what it really means to be a member of the Church Militant identifying with the suffering Christ! 


Anita Moore said...

Prayers said for Fr. Weslin. I hope he goes straight to heaven with no pit-stops in Purgatory.

Anita Moore said...

By the way, April 13th is the feast of Bl. Margaret of Castello, patroness of the unwanted -- a fitting patroness of babies targeted for death.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Please keep up the prayers. A friend of mine received this update on Fr. Weslin:

I spent 3 hours with Father last Friday. He's doing ok. We walked around, talked and prayed the Holy Rosary together. He is in good spirits. No telling how long he will be with us, but he seems to be doing fairly well. Still, he can use all the prayers we can offer. I was on retreat this weekend with about 70 men, and we all prayed for him.

Joyful Catholics said...

Thank you for this post. I was so blessed to know Fr. Weslin. I prayed w/ him at the Bellevue NE abortion mill quite a few times, had him over for supper one night, too. I was so sad to hear about his death, but now I know he's in paradise with all the babies he saved! What a dear priest. We need more like him. Thank you again. I'd lost contact with Fr. but this gives me a sense of closure and comfort. God bless you. By the way, I'm on facebook more than my blog these days. I'd love to know you if you're on fb, too. My name on fb is Susan J Melkus. God bless and peace of Christ be with you. May perpetual light shine upon our dear father.