St. Mary’s hosts March for Life in Natchitoches


BOM recently made a donation to support the upcoming March for Life in Natchitoches.  St. Mary’s Catholic School and the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Church, in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center, will host a March for Life Friday, Jan. 21.  The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a pre-rally concert by the Josh Blakesley Band, followed by a Pro Life Rally with guest speakers at 11 a.m. then finish with the March at 1 p.m.  The March shall begin at the riverbank and continue to the rectory lawn of Immaculate Conception.  

This article published in the Jan. 8, 2022, print edition
From left are St. Mary’s Lisa Guillet, BOM’s Micah Murchison and Jessica Spear.

The Natchitoches March for Life will mirror and take place at the same time as the national March for Life in Washington, D.C.  The national March for Life began in January of 1974.  Every year, tens of thousands of pro-life supporters march in support of life.  This has become the largest human rights demonstration in the world.  The national March for Life “is an inspiring, peaceful, vibrant, and joy-filled rally of women, men, young people, and children from all across the country.” (See  Together, they “gather to celebrate life, from the moment of conception, to the moment of natural death, and every moment in between.” (See
 Local marches began to occur in cities throughout our nation to further expand this celebration of life into our communities.  In Louisiana, rallies occur in major cities during the month of January.  This will be the first year for Natchitoches to host a rally and March.  The public is invited to attend.  If interested in becoming involved, contact Jessica Spear (, Lisa Guillet ( or Jennifer Luna (