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Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa–Gatineau)


Our apostolate

Prayer centred approach

We go with the mindset of Christ Jesus, with love and with hope to save lives and souls.

A spirit of reparation

We pray in a spirit of reparation for our own sins, for the sin of abortion, and particularly for the deaths that will occur that day. We pray for the women going into the abortion facility, for the abortionists and their staff, for the neighbouring community, for the legislators, for the religious leaders of the nation, and for all who, through indifference, do nothing to try to stop abortion.

Pleading for mercy and conversions

We plead with our voices for the lives of the babies being carried in by the pregnant women who have scheduled appointments with the abortionist that day. We ask each mother to change her mind. We reach out to her with the love of Christ; we do not judge nor condemn her for what she is planning to do. We simply promise her support and assistance if she should change her mind, and prayers for her healing and conversion if she should proceed with the killing of her child.

We pray to obtain God's mercy for the conversion of the abortionists and their staff who do the killing. Our message to the abortionists and all who help them to kill God's children is that, though we love them, we will never accept what they do.

We seek to inspire

Our witness outside the abortuaries tells their neighbours and all who pass by, that we refuse to accept abortion as a solution to difficult situations. We hope to inspire others to join us in objecting to the killing in their neighbourhood.

Sanctification

We hope for ourselves to become closer to God through experiencing the mystery of His Cross. We deny ourselves comfort and go to experience what Calvary is like. We more clearly realize Christ Jesus's personal love for each one of us, and know the joy of having responded to His call. We offer prayer and penances, and abandon all to God. We see that it is God's power and love which overcomes the evil of abortion and softens the hearts of those who participate. It is the road of relying purely on the power of God's grace to convert hearts. It is the road of allowing oneself to be a channel of His Grace by one's presence and witness.


Through our apostolate, we seek to answer the call of John Paul II who urged us to pray in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae:

[A] great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world.

Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer. Jesus himself has shown us by his own example that prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil (cf. Mt 4:1-11). As he taught his disciples, some demons cannot be driven out except in this way (cf. Mk 9:29). Let us therefore discover anew the humility and the courage to pray and fast so that power from on high will break down the walls of lies and deceit: the walls which conceal from the sight of so many of our brothers and sisters the evil of practices and laws which are hostile to life. May this same power turn their hearts to resolutions and goals inspired by the civilization of life and love.

John Paul II: Evangelium Vitae, Chapter IV, § 100.

Mt. 25:40 Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. (Mt. 25:40)