by Father Paul Marx, Founder
Who would have thought that a small one room office in Washington, D.C. would, in just 15 years, develop into the world’s largest pro-life, pro-family organization, Human Life International? Or who could have imagined that in the same amount of time a people once steeped in superstition, pagan ritual, and bloody human sacrifice, experienced such an outpouring of grace that over nine million of them were baptized? The answer? “What is impossible for man, is possible for God.” He alone imagined it, and He alone accomplished it, through miraculous intervention of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The choice of Our Lady of Guadalupe as patroness of our apostolate was obvious. Of all the many manifestations of Mary’s loving presence among us throughout the centuries, in this apparition alone does she appear to us in the manner of a pregnant mother. She holds within her the unborn Christ, proclaiming the sanctity and blessedness of life within the womb. Her reverence and tenderness communicate to us the joy and awe with which we must approach each nascent life. In contemplating her simplicity we find the strength to emulate her faith, and proceed with confidence in the knowledge that God will overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers looming all around us in the world today.
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Human Life International’s mission is to defend the God-given right to life and dignity of all human persons from conception until natural death.
HLI is a Catholic apostolate seeking to respond to our calling as followers of Jesus Christ by building a Culture of Life and of Love around the world through education, outreach, advocacy, and service.