From Bishop Barron – Lent Begins Tomorrow!

Lent begins tomorrow!




Tomorrow begins our great journey through Lent. Together, we will join with thousands of other Christians as we mark the days until we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.

For many people, the big feast of the year is Christmas, but for Christians, the truly great feast is Easter. Without Easter, without the Resurrection, we would not have the gift of salvation. Jesus had to rise from the dead or else he would have just been another failed Messiah and his birth would be a forgotten footnote of history.

That’s why Lent is such an important time of year for us. It is the period when we refocus on the passion and death of Jesus so that we will be ready to embrace the good news of the Resurrection at Easter.

As we begin with Ash Wednesday tomorrow, and its reminder of repentance, let us lock our eyes on the Lord and embrace this journey of transformation.
Bishop Robert Barron



PS. Check your inbox tomorrow morning for your first daily Lent reflection.

Dear RVA Pro Life supporters!

Dear RVA Pro Life supporters!     


 Geline Williams, former mayor of Richmond and staunch supporter of all human life has given us a call to action:

Please call your representative TODAY/ASAP and tell them to support House Bill 963 “Pain-Capable Unborn child Protection Act.

The name of the bill is important. Changing the name would weaken the bill. Unborn babies can feel pain. Let us work to get this compassionate and common sense bill passed today!

To find out who your state delegate is, please go to 

Who’s My Virginia General Assembly Member?

 The 40 Days for Life campaign starts tomorrow and runs through March 20. In many instances, the “one person” getting things started is the local leader in each of the 273 locations.

Volunteer local leaders are the backbone – and heroes – of 40 Days for Life. Their “yes” is a leap of faith … and it gives YOU the opportunity to save lives from abortion where you live.

So find your nearest location, sign up for a time … and make a difference!

Some people take an hour a day, while others stand an hour a week. It’s a sacrifice. It’s not always convenient. But it’s worth it!

The Lord will hear your prayer … and moms will see your peaceful presence and have one last chance to choose life for their baby.

After all … you can make a difference!


For Life!

 Leslie Davis Blackwell

Silent No More, VA Regional Co-Coordinator

Twitter: @BlackwellLeslie