Jan. 22: The Choice to Save Mothers and Babies

In 1981, Wall Street executive Kathy DiFiore realized she was feeling spiritually unfulfilled.  She asked for God’s guidance while praying the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.  Inspired to learn more about the saint’s life, she discovered that he took Jesus’s words very seriously—feed the hungry, shelter the homeless.  As DiFiore recalled on Christopher Closeup, “It motivated me to do something unique.”

With a heart for the unborn—and an awareness that many families would throw their daughter out of the house when they discovered she was pregnant—DiFiore decided to offer her New Jersey home as a shelter for a pregnant teenager.

In the ensuing years, that effort has grown to become the non-profit, Several Sources Shelters.  They own and run five New Jersey facilities that have saved thousands of babies.

In addition, DiFiore founded a national pro-life website, LifeCall.org.  It lists contact information for shelters and crisis pregnancy centers in every state in the U.S. and offers a toll-free number of its own: 1-800-NO-ABORT (662-2678).

Act with steadfast love.  (Jeremiah 9:24)

Create in me, O Lord, a compassionate heart.

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