Angela Baird was an ordinary college sophomore when she died last year as a
result of a tragic hiking accident. What made her death exceedingly noteworthy
was the way in which she faced suffering. She was seriously injured from a 70
foot fall and she chose to face her suffering by praying for aborted babies and
her father. Angela’s father later said, "The purpose of suffering is to soften
Angela was a pro-life leader on her college campus, and has inspired many
young people, both before and after her death, to stand up for the unborn in a
We have commemorated Angela’s death with a series of memorial Masses so as to
bring attention to her prolife work, the greatest of which she undertook as she
died in hopes that her suffering and the sufferings of others will indeed soften
the hearts of all abortion advocates, including the mothers who seek to abort
Fr. Peter West of Priests for Life
celebrated a Mass for Angela on Saturday January 2, 1999 at the National
Monument for the Unborn, Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Phone 800-505-5565).
A Mass was celebrated at Angela’s alma mater, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa
Paula, California on November 6, 1998, the first anniversary of her death. Fr.
Denis G. Wilde, OSA represented Priests for Life. Another Mass was celebrated by
Fr. Frank Pavone in Rome.
We invite you to visit the Website that has
been posted in honor of Angela