RIP: Father Weslin, A Lion of God for Babies, Has Left This Life -- Video of Father Weslin Being Arrested at Notre Dame
Videos of Father Weslin Being Arrested will be posted at www.ProLifeWarrior.com.
At 8:39 P.M. EST May 16, Father Norman Weslin left this life. He was 81 years old.
Contact: Juan Lepanto, 304-289-3700
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Father Weslin was best known as the founder of "Lambs of Christ." Lambs of Christ was a group of highly dedicated, sacrificial pro-life activists who would pray and get arrested at facilities where babies are murdered, and then spend weeks...sometimes months...in jail.
His life, leadership, and love touched thousands of lives across America, and other countries.
Some highlights of Father Weslin's sacred service include:
- He was ordained a Catholic Priest in Oblates of Wisdom, Based in St. Louis, in July 1986.
- For many years he ran The Mary Weslin Home for Unwed Mothers in Colorado. The home was unique in that Father Weslin welcomed women who had older children as well. Over 250 souls found help under his care. (The home was named after father Weslin's deceased wife who was killed in a car accident in the early 1980s.)
- He was a Retired Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Army. His service included time in South Korea, and management of Nuclear weapons.
- He was arrested and jailed over 100 times, including some historic campaigns for the pro-life movement, and jailed over a year (accumulated) in various states. He was:
- Arrested at Notre Dame in 2009. He made international news as he carried a cross on campus and was arrested for Protesting Obama's speech;
- Arrested at Nancy Pelosi's office protesting against "Obamacare" in 2010;
- Arrested at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008;
- Arrested during Operation Rescue's siege of Atlanta in 1988;
- Was arrested twice at Leroy Carhart's abortion mill in Omaha Nebraska. He went inside, knelt down in front of the women waiting to kill their baby, and begged them to let their babies live.
"Father Weslin was one of the most courageous, gentle, powerful, unflinching and sacrificial men I have ever known. I had the privilege of being arrested with him, having him stay in our home, travelling with him, and celebrating Sacraments with him. His presence will be sorely missed; his memory truly beloved." -- Randall Terry