Audio Lecture: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Model for Life
In this recording, Patricia Bainbridge, chairman of HLI’s Board of Directors, tells a true story of faith – the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At a time when human sacrifice was rampant in Mexico because of the influence of the pagan Aztec Indians, Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico City to help evangelize the Mexican people. Mrs. Bainbridge explains the amazing symbolism contained in the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She then explains that just as Our Lady used Juan Diego to change the hearts and minds of the Mexican people to embrace a Culture of Life, so we can change the hearts and minds of peoples today.
This talk was given at the 5th Annual Indiana Woman’s Catholic Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 15, 2008
Running time 55:28. Order as a CD here.
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A former professor at Michigan State University, Patricia is co-founder and former executive director of Life Decisions International. She serves on the board of directors for a number of organizations including Human Life International, Witness Works Foundation, Pro Vita Advisors, Life Decisions International, and The Haven.
Patricia built and directed the Respect Life office in the Diocese of Rockford, where she also worked as the Natural Family Planning Coordinator and as a columnist for The Observer, the official diocesan newspaper. For seven of her ten years with the diocese, she also served as chairman of the Department for Life of the Catholic Conference of Illinois. She has spoken at numerous churches, pregnancy care centers, schools, community groups, and pro-life conferences worldwide.
In August of 2010, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, then-chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presented Patricia with a "People of Life" award for her "lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement."