Supporting a Culture of Life by Chopping Firewood

Posted on January 16, 2019

Mundelein seminarians actively promote the culture of life in their activities throughout the year—by attending the local and national March for Life each January, by working with the poorest of the poor on mission trips throughout the hemisphere, and through their ministry in parishes and hospitals.

But through Chop for Life, seminarians directly help the women and children of The Women’s Center, a crisis pregnancy center with locations in the Chicago area, by chopping firewood gathered from downed trees on the campus grounds. The wood is chopped to size, sorted into bundles, sold and delivered to customers in the Mundelein area. All profits are donated to The Women’s Center.

Watch the video to learn more about this unique ministry and how it also impacts our seminarians’ fraternity and formation.

A number of seminarians also headed to Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life. Held every year and attended by hundreds of thousands, this peaceful march is a powerful witness to the dignity and sanctity of all human life.

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