Sources of Inspiration

The spirituality and mission of the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life have been shaped profoundly by the teaching and example of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, both of whom knew Frank Pavone personally.

"…There is no reason for the existence of a resigned mentality that leads to maintaining that laws that are contrary to the right to life -- laws that legalize abortion, euthanasia, sterilization, and the planning of births with methods contrary to life and the dignity of matrimony, present an inevitability and are, in addition, virtually a social necessity. On the contrary, they constitute a germ of corruption of society and its fundamentals. Civil and moral conscience cannot accept this false inevitability, just as it does not accept the idea of the inevitability of wars and of inter-ethnic exterminations." (Evangelium Vitae)



St. Teresa of Calcutta
"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?" (Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, February 3, 1994).

Click here to read a message from Mother Teresa to Frank Pavone