Father Norman Weslin, our dear friend and one of the greatest Pro Life Warriors alive, is very ill and in Hospice. Fr Weslin became a priest late in life, and is a missionary priest of the Oblates of Wisdom. He was ordained in 1986.
Prior to his ordination, Norman Weslin served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and retired after twenty years of active military service. He was a paratrooper, commander and chief of a war plans division on the General Staff. He was the Operations Officer responsible for the Army nuclear-tipped missile defense of New York City, Chicago and South Korea.
While in the Army, Weslin married. He and his wife Mary adopted two children. He currently has two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He and his wife became involved in the pro-life movement early in their marriage, and they started Birthrights, Life Support Centers, and political action committees in an effort to stop the killing of Jesus’ babies. In 1980 Mary died in a tragic automobile accident. Norman then decided to convert his home to “The Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers.” Since then, over 300 mothers have lived in his Homes. Many of these mothers were reconciled with their families before giving birth to their babies. 226 babies were born directly through the Homes in the hospital – under doctors’ care.
After his wife’s death, Norman decided to join the priesthood and became a missionary priest. One of his experiences in the priesthood was to work with Mother Teresa for a nine-month learning experience counseling alcoholics and drug addicts in the slums of New York. Father had been an alcoholic for twenty years prior to this assignment, but has been recovered for more than thirty years. They may not have had the benefit of having a large list of drug rehabs in New York, but in their own way they were actually able to make a difference in the lives of New Yorker’s who were mired in substance abuse.
Father Weslin has been faithful in fighting abortion his entire adult life. After twelve years of picketing abortion centers and sidewalk counseling, Father realized that we could not stop satan’s multi-billion dollar child-killing industry by ourselves – but that Jesus could and would if we sacrificed.
Father has been to prison more than 80 times as result of peaceful, non-violent efforts to place his body between abortionists and Jesus’ babies. His last jail term was a five month sentence in Federal Prison.
Father Weslin has faced four federal charges for praying on his knees on a public sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood killing center.
Father started the “Lambs of Christ” and traveled the country with the other “Lambs”, peacefully, non-violently, putting their bodies between abortionists and Jesus’ babies.
Father Weslin wrote a wonderful book called “The Lambs of Christ,” chronicling the “Lambs” often brutal arrests and their experiences in all the prisons across the country, which is available for purchase on their website. Proceeds go to the Mary Weslin Home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Please keep him in your prayers now and at the hour of his death.