GEMS (Gabriel Education Ministry and Support) is a part of the Project Gabriel ministry. The Catholic Pro-Life Committee has nine ministries that strive to protect the lives of the unborn and care for their family members. “I Chose Life” is a 5-part video series capturing the stories of five young women who had the courage to come out of difficult situations to bring their children into the world. Their “yes” could have easily been “no.” Find out why they chose life.
This lay association, founded by Fr. Pavone, was started to assist those who feel called to defend the unborn and to work with the Church in carrying out that mission. The lay ministry is based on the spirituality of Priests For Life and Fr. Pavone and the other priests on staff at PFL travel the country to train these lay associates to do pro-life work.
Below are the promises that Milissa made in the presence of Fr. Pavone and the People of Life.
The formula of promises for the lay associates shall be as follows:
"I, Milissa Kukla, in the presence of God the Father, the Creator of all Life,
Jesus Christ the Son, the Resurrection and the Life, and the Holy Spirit, Lord
and Giver of Life, in the presence of Father Frank Pavone and of this gathering of the People of Life, do joyfully promise, for the rest of my life, to live as
a Lay Missionary of the Gospel of Life. I promise to defend my brothers and
sisters whose right to life is under direct attack, and to be, especially for the unborn, the voice they do not have. I promise to pursue union with God in
all things, and holiness of life which will foster my love for the weakest among us. I further promise to engage in pro-life work, according to the spirituality and virtues of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, and to collaborate with their work to the best of my ability and within the context of my own vocation. I am confident that the Victory of Life has already been won through the Cross and Resurrection of Christ, and as the Church proclaims, celebrates, and serves the Gospel of Life, Christ will transform the Culture of Death into the Culture of Life."
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