Visitation House the Church’s work you never hear of

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Visitation House the Church's work you never hear of

Every sin­gle day the Catholic Church feeds more peo­ple, houses more peo­ple , clothes more peo­ple, vis­its more impris­oned peo­ple and edu­cates more peo­ple than any other insti­tu­tion on the planet earth can ever hope to.

Matthew Kelly Worces­ter Mass. March 20th 2010

Last Night I was in Worces­ter where 390400+ peo­ple attended a fundraiser for Vis­i­ta­tion House.

While the Worces­ter Telegram focused on the con­tro­versy con­cern­ing Anna Maria Col­lege and the Bishop wor­thy of Page B1 and some of the remarks of for­mer Mayor & Ambas­sador Ray Flynn (Page B12) they had lit­tle to say about the actual mis­sion of Vis­i­ta­tion House.

Vis­i­ta­tion House min­is­ters to preg­nant women in cri­sis. Here is a descrip­tion from their web site:

Grounded in the Gospel and in the cul­ture of life of the Catholic Church, Vis­i­ta­tion House is a home that wel­comes women with cri­sis preg­nan­cies in the spirit of Eliz­a­beth, who wel­comed her cousin the Vir­gin Mary with awe-​filled joy and true hos­pi­tal­ity of heart. In this spirit, Vis­i­ta­tion House pro­vides mate­r­ial, emo­tional, and spir­i­tual assis­tance to these women, as well as the peace of liv­ing in a Chris­t­ian home.

By pro­vid­ing hous­ing and basic liv­ing needs at no cost, we seek to address the needs of preg­nant women who want to choose life but feel that they have no real means or resources to do so. A woman who comes to Vis­i­ta­tion House will learn how to access the ser­vices that are avail­able to her and will take part in a basic life skills train­ing course. Vis­i­ta­tion House draws its mis­sion and its strength from the Gospel of Life; there­fore a woman who comes to stay with us will learn about Catholic teach­ings on human life and the greater good to which these teach­ings call us. Addi­tion­ally, she will have oppor­tu­ni­ties to be involved in the prayer life of the house while being encour­aged to nur­ture her own prayer life for her ben­e­fit and that of her baby. Thus she will be able to come to a greater under­stand­ing of her own dig­nity, while liv­ing in a com­mu­nity that wel­comes and nur­tures life.

Here is my inter­view with Jim Williams the Chair­man of the board:

I hate to admit it, I had never heard of Vis­i­ta­tion house until yes­ter­day, I won­der how many of my fel­low Catholics hit­ting the Bishop over Anna Maria or peo­ple in the MSM who hit the church over con­tra­cep­tion real­ize the work that is done here and all over the coun­try for women.

This is what pro-​life is all about. If you’d like to help you can donate online here.

Update: I recorded a lot of inter­views, I’ll be post­ing them over the next few days

Every single day the Catholic Church feeds more people, houses more people , clothes more people, visits more imprisoned people and educates more people than any other institution on the planet earth can ever hope to.

Matthew Kelly Worcester Mass. March 20th 2010

Last Night I was in Worcester where 390-400+ people attended a fundraiser for Visitation House.

While the Worcester Telegram focused on the controversy concerning Anna Maria College and the Bishop worthy of Page B1 and some of the remarks of former Mayor & Ambassador Ray Flynn (Page B12) they had little to say about the actual mission of Visitation House.

Visitation House ministers to pregnant women in crisis. Here is a description from their web site:

Grounded in the Gospel and in the culture of life of the Catholic Church, Visitation House is a home that welcomes women with crisis pregnancies in the spirit of Elizabeth, who welcomed her cousin the Virgin Mary with awe-filled joy and true hospitality of heart. In this spirit, Visitation House provides material, emotional, and spiritual assistance to these women, as well as the peace of living in a Christian home.

By providing housing and basic living needs at no cost, we seek to address the needs of pregnant women who want to choose life but feel that they have no real means or resources to do so. A woman who comes to Visitation House will learn how to access the services that are available to her and will take part in a basic life skills training course. Visitation House draws its mission and its strength from the Gospel of Life; therefore a woman who comes to stay with us will learn about Catholic teachings on human life and the greater good to which these teachings call us. Additionally, she will have opportunities to be involved in the prayer life of the house while being encouraged to nurture her own prayer life for her benefit and that of her baby. Thus she will be able to come to a greater understanding of her own dignity, while living in a community that welcomes and nurtures life.

Here is my interview with Jim Williams the Chairman of the board:

I hate to admit it, I had never heard of Visitation house until yesterday, I wonder how many of my fellow Catholics hitting the Bishop over Anna Maria or people in the MSM who hit the church over contraception realize the work that is done here and all over the country for women.

This is what pro-life is all about. If you’d like to help you can donate online here.

Update: I recorded a lot of interviews, I’ll be posting them over the next few days