March for Life
Every January, a group of Abbey faculty and students travel to the March for Life (MFL) in Washington, D.C. The March is a peaceful pro-life walk from the National Mall to the Supreme Court to raise awareness for the dignity of life. Outside of the MFL, students are given time to soak in the history and culture in D.C. by visiting historic monuments, meeting with senators from our respective states, attending concerts, and touring Federal buildings. This adventure provides students the opportunity to get to know one another outside of the classroom and to build deeper relationships with Manquehue, a ministry group from Chile who accompanies us. By coming on the March for Life, students actively participate in creating a culture of life and are a voice for the unborn.
“There is something so powerful in being in a place with thousands of people who are all there for the same cause. Everyone at the March, especially my own peers, are enthusiastic about the event itself and even more enthusiastic about marching for this selfless cause. There are so many opportunities to talk with new friends and to grow closer with old ones.” - Lucia '21
The 2020 March for Life group was the biggest in school history, with 36 students attending -- up from 15 who attended last year. The trip is a combination of art, civics, religion, and relationship building. Faculty Advisor Mr. Huynh has been chaperoning this annual trip to D.C. since he began teaching at the Abbey. Mr. Huynh enjoys being able to work with the students to put on a fun, informative, and powerful trip and to see the students making the connections between what they learn in the classroom with what is going on in the world around them. For more information, contact Mr. John Huynh
You can read more about the 2020 March for Life trip here