Celebrating 30 Years!
Dr. Thomas W. Hilgers, director of the Pope Paul VI Institute, reading the English Petition of the Prayers of the Faithful at the Beatification Mass of Pope Paul VI
It was 30 years ago when the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction first opened its doors. We have been blessed abundantly, as we have seen our mission grow and extend — our research and services now serving women and families across six continents. As I look back over the past 30 years, I can't help not but recall the words of then-Pope John Paul II (now Saint), who at the time of our founding referred to the Institute as “a daring adventure.”
In recognition of this special occasion, we recently published an insert in The Catholic Voice, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Omaha. The insert featured select highlights from our first 30 years and also paid homage to some of our more well-known, ardent supporters such as Saint John Paul II and Mother Teresa. I can tell you that we could have used many more pages in order to feature the many wonderful achievements throughout our brief history and the many faithful supporters whose generosity helped us through some challenging times. Click here to view a copy of this insert online. I hope you enjoy reading through it and taking note of our remarkable progress.
As we look ahead to the next three decades, I am so appreciative of the strong support from our donors. The Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction is a not-for-profit organization and as such, we rely on contributions to fund our work here at the Institute. We have been blessed with supporters who share in our belief that reproductive health care should foster life and never destroy it.
I want to invite you to learn more and find us on Facebook. As we look ahead to our next 30 years, we seek your spiritual and material support to help us in the fight to build a culture of life in women’s reproductive health care.
May God bless you in a very special way,
Thomas W. Hilgers, M.D.
Director, Pope Paul VI Institute