When Al Wolff saw more than 200 uprooted crosses Monday morning at the Mission of Nombre de Dios, he wasn’t enraged.
Instead, he felt sorry for the people who did it.
Wolff is the caretaker of the 4,500 white 18-inch crosses that have been placed at the church annually for the past 16 years. The crosses signify the number of fetuses aborted each day, he said. The exhibit is sponsored by St. Augustine’s St. Gerard Campus, an agency aimed to help pregnant, unwed mothers.
Along with the uprooted crosses, Wolff said he saw about 20 wire coat hangers around some of the crosses and in the ground.
I normally see this every year in St. Augustine. I can well imagine why abortion supporters get upset over this. There is a great sadness in seeing these hundreds of crosses laid out. Nombre de Dios is the site of the first Mass in the United States. On the grounds they also have a tombstone for children who died in abortion. It is gut-wrenching to see the occasional notes and other things left in remembrance of someone’s child.
I wonder if the vandals thought about the fact that even though they were able to take down 200 crosses there were still thousands more. Please pray for these vandals.