February 7, 2016
A group of approximately 10 SMS seminarians, along with Fr. Brian Eilers, attended the Mass, march and rally for life in Austin on January 23. Organized by the pro-life chair, Kyle Nesrsta, seminarian of Austin, the men served the Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, which Bishop Joe Vasquez celebrated. Then they joined a crowd of about 5,000 for the march from a parking lot north of the Capital around it to the south steps. There Bishop Vasquez opened the rally in prayer. A testimony by Melissa Ohden, a saline abortion survivor, was particularly moving. The seminarians returned with the desire to bring more of their brothers next year.