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Celts Honor Life with Memorial Display

Celts Honor Life with Memorial Display

The University of St. Thomas Celts for Life and Knights of Columbus, along with other student volunteers, worked together to build the Cemetery of the Innocents, a memorial exhibition of more than 3,000 crosses that symbolize the number of abortions performed in the United States each day.

Photo Credit: Ronnie Piper, University of St. Thomas Senior Social Media Specialist, Photographer 

University of St. Thomas students Diego Lagos, Jenna Maksmiak, Luis Pirela and Austin Cruz are on the Academic Mall in front of the Chapel of St. Basil.

Photo Credit: Ronnie Piper, University of St. Thomas Senior Social Media Specialist, Photographer University of St. Thomas students Diego Lagos, Jenna Maksmiak, Luis Pirela and Austin Cruz are on the Academic Mall in front of the Chapel of St. Basil.


HOUSTON, TX (UST) - Celts for Life President Austin Cruz said the two groups decided to create the Cemetery of the Innocents in front of the Chapel of St. Basil this week in conjunction with 40 Days for Life and to honor the lives ended that go unnoticed.

"We hope that the Cemetery of the Innocents will bring awareness of the atrocity of abortion and move the students, faculty and administration to reflect on the dignity of all human life," Cruz said.

Cruz's brother Jonathan Cruz, Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, said the UST display of the Cemetery of the Innocents includes white crosses that symbolize the number of abortions in the United States each day along with 52 red crosses to symbolize the number of lives lost in Harris County alone.

On Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m., the Rev. Joseph Pilsner will celebrate Mass in the Chapel of St. Basil as a memorial service for the unborn.  The memorial service is open to the public.

For more information on the Mass or the Cemetery of the Innocents, contact Celts for Life or Knights of Columbus.

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The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houstonís only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers.

Keywords: University of St. Thomas, Celts for Life, Knights of Columbus, Abortion



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