Montevideo, Uruguay, Mar 18, 2018 / 02:41 am
An Uruguayan non-profit organization called "Godmothers for Life" has been serving mothers in crisis pregnancies for more than 17 years, working out of a facility at Saint Jerome Chapel in Montevideo.
Offering talks, one-on-one conversations, and job training, these "godmothers" help vulnerable moms face their pregnancies with dignity and hope, and not to see abortion as the only way out of their situation.
Being chosen as a godparent is a significant honor in Latin America, where godparents are typically highly involved in the lives of their godchildren, which gives the group's name a special meaning.
The organization has its origins in 2000 at Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico. Marta Grego and her husband traveled from Uruguay to visit the shrine where they experienced in prayer what they described as "Our Lady of Guadalupe's call" to dedicate themselves to the cause of life.