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Christendom College will not hold classes and will close administrative offices on Friday, January 19, to join thousands at the fifty-first annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The college will charter buses so that the entire college community, including faculty and staff, can attend the March free of cost. Marching with thousands of others in D.C., Christendom students will sing hymns, pray the rosary, and contribute to the enthusiastic pro-life atmosphere as they walk from the National Mall to the Supreme Court.

Since the college’s founding in 1977, Christendom has proudly stood for the rights of the unborn, with students, faculty, staff, and alumni enthusiastically joining in the cause. The college has been a sponsor of the March and even led it on five different occasions — the most for any college — including in January of 2022, just before Roe v. Wade was struck down a few months later. The college also participates in the Virginia March for Life each year, marching with thousands of Virginians through the streets of Richmond, Virginia, in defense of the rights of the unborn.

The student body has joined in the pro-life movement in many other ways as well since 1977, including through the college’s pro-life club Shield of Roses. Created in the year of the college’s founding, Shield of Roses has left campus early on Saturday mornings for over 46 years to travel to a nearby abortion clinic and pray for an end to abortion.

Over the years, the group has seen the fruits of their prayerful protest, with two abortion clinics prayed at by Shield of Roses shutting down. The group’s efforts have been applauded by many, including the Diocese of Arlington’s Bishop Michael Burbidge, with the bishop joining the group on multiple occasions.

Christendom has many alumni who are active in the pro-life movement as well, whether through fighting the legal battle in Washington, D.C., or working with pregnancy centers in their local communities.

Join Christendom at the March for life this year and learn more about this event at marchforlife.org.

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