The Baird Family Guestbook

To the Baird Family,

Angela was truly a miracle, and an inspriation to everyone that has the fortune to read her story. I believe that She is in Heaven,taking care of all those little souls of the aborted children that she loved so much while here on earth. Also, she has inspired one 30 something catholic male(me)to do something for the unborn. God Bless You and comfort you. Thank you for sharing her story!

- Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 23:08:50 (EDT)
I greatly appreciate your site and pray it will touch many people with it's pro-life message.

I ask the intercession of Angela for various needs occasionally. God bless you all.

Br. John Larson, MIC <>
Steubenville, OH 43952 - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 22:05:42 (EDT)
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Baird,

As a graduate of TAC in '97, I knew your daughter Angela a little. It's about time I visited this site! I was shaken by the news of her death, and my only hope is that God will grant me a death as holy and grace-filled as hers!!

Sarah Kluge <>
Anchorage, AK USA - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 03:53:35 (EDT)
Deaar Mr & Mrs. Baird & family:
What an inspiring person Angela was and is! She will
become a saint as soon as possible, I am sure - taake comfort in knowing that her example in life inspires others to good works, especially fighting abortion and helping others to know Jesus and Mary thru selfless charitable acts. You, Angela and your family will always be in my daily rosary and prayers. Remeber to pray to Angela; she
will be the patron saint of the pro-life movement.
Most sincerely,
Marjorie G. Troiani

Marjorie G. Troiani <>
Trenton, NJ USA - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 15:47:52 (EDT)
Thank you for sharing this touching story about Angela, a beautiful person inside and out.
Though I never knew her, I pray that I might have her courage and compassion.
What a powerful friend we have in heaven!

May God's Holy Angels continue to
comfort you,

Judith Lane
Colwich, Ks - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 17:17:49 (EDT)
Our thought and prayers with you, some wounds never heal but only through prayer, they hurt less.
God bless you and your family
Nico Baird

Nico Baird <>
Bloemfontein, South Africa - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 15:35:21 (EDT)
The webpage on which I found Angela's name today is : The Catholic Liturgical Library found at

Thank you again for sharing Angela's life and story with us.
In Christ, Suzie

mrs. suzie andres
- Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 11:17:43 (EDT)
To the Baird Family and others responsible for this webpage: Thank you so much for the beautiful testimony to Angela. I came across it this morning while looking up something on a liturgy webpage. They had a little section to honor and pray for the deceased, and today Angela's name is there. I clicked on her name, since I knew of her and prayed for her a few days after her death. My husband and I graduated from TAC in 1987; we now live in VA since Tony teaches at Christendom College. We are close friends with Brian Kelly, now a tutor at TAC, and he called us to tell us about Angela's death right around when it happened, to ask for our prayers. I have come across her name a few times since then, always with a little more information about her charitable deeds and saintly death. November 6th is a special day for my husband and I, since that was the day he first asked me out on a date. We have celebrated that "anniversary" every year, and as I showed him this webpage with tears in my eyes, he right away pointed to the date of her death. Now we feel an extra bond with her, and will try to remember to include her in our prayers and thanksgivings especially on Nov. 6th each year. I was also a close friend of Jon Syren's when he was at TAC; he also died at an early age a very saintly death. It is true that you see God's kindness in giving these people to us for a time, and His mercy in taking them to heaven quickly because they have already done His work, and He wants them now! May you find consolation in your moments of sorrow, and rejoice at your princess' happiness! God bless you, Suzie
mrs. suzie andres <>
front royal, va usa - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 11:04:34 (EDT)
Glad I came across The Baird Family site.
Thank you for sharing Angela's story.
May God bless you all.
Yours is Christ

Betty (Baird) Weiss <>
OH - Friday, July 23, 1999 at 07:26:45 (EDT)
I must say that I was deeply touched by your beloved tribute to such a lovely young lady. As I read the tribute I became very emotional. I too am very much against abortions. I know that you all loved Angela, but our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ loved her best. I am quite sure that He smiled down on her each time she went to the prisons and as she stood outside the abortion clinics. My prayer are forever with you.
Monica Y. Pace <>
Ambrose, GA U.S. - Monday, July 19, 1999 at 19:20:57 (EDT)
I think it is great what you have going here. What happened to Angela happened for a reason and God found it that it was her time to come "home" God Bless everyone including her family and friends. I find it great that you have a page dedicated to her and that she will always be in everyone's heart. All My Love and In His Hands Jennifer
Jennifer <>
Puyallup , WA USA - Monday, July 19, 1999 at 18:12:50 (EDT)
Mary wrote to me and told me about the website. I just wanted to let you know that your family has been and will continue to be in our prayers. God bless your work and the work of the pro-life movement
Rebekah Rutherford < or>
Co Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, July 14, 1999 at 09:53:02 (EDT)
I learned about Angela's life and death today through a link at the Priests for Life web site. I have been feeling discouraged about my pro-life work, because it sometimes seems as if I'm one of the few voices of reason in a world gone mad. I really needed encouragement and wanted a Catholic, pastoral perspective.

The Lord is good, because He led me to Angela's web page. What an inspiration she is to me! My heart breaks that someone so holy and doing such good works should be taken from us, but I believe that Angela must be doing even better works than these in Heaven. I am grateful to have her as an intercessor and as an inspiration.

May God grant her family much peace, comfort and consolation. Thank you for putting together a beautiful web page in her honor, so that more of us can learn from her.

Jennifer N. <>
Detroit, MI - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 13:46:28 (EDT)
Dear Mike and Peggy,
We are proud to say that Angela was our neice. You gave your daughter once to the world so she could show other young people how to live and then you gave her to Heaven so that she could pray for us and the unborn babies who are in danger of being aborted and the mothers of these children so that God will give them the courage to make the right decision. Although it is difficult to accept you had a daughter who gave herself to God twice. Yours is Christ, Steve and June Baird

BALLINGER, TX USA - Sunday, July 11, 1999 at 02:20:13 (EDT)
"Hitch your wagon to a star" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Angela's courage and faith are truly inspiring!

God bless

Tommy Gaffney
Louisville, KY - Thursday, July 08, 1999 at 01:23:09 (EDT)
I have been very moved by the story of Angela's death. I will remember her in my prayers this evening at Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral though at the same time I will be asking for her intercession on behalf of all those who struggle to restore respect for life in our land.

Charles Buckley
Brooklyn, NY - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 16:44:30 (EDT)
God Bless
Kevin Baird <>
Bangor, N.Ireland - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 12:37:19 (EDT)
God bless you and your family!
Winnie Spencer-Dealy <>
Boise, Id USA - Saturday, July 03, 1999 at 11:40:39 (EDT)
Im very sorry for your loss.
Angela will be in my prayers.

Angela Barfield
Hattiesburg , Ms Forrest - Friday, July 02, 1999 at 05:36:21 (EDT)
I was looking for an acrticle on the rosary and happen to pull this site up. I need to be close to Mary right now, she is always there for me as she was there for your daughter. I am so sorry for your lose, but I feel that heaven got the better of the deal. You see, God needs the most spiritual people in heaven to pray for the rest of us on earth. The problems I have seem so small, but I know no matter how small they are, Mary is listening to me through my daily Rosary prayers. My prayers go out to your entire family.
Tom Mercurio <>
- Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 14:53:05 (EDT)
I just stumbled onto this site by doing a term paper about abortion for my nursing class. This is a requirement that we do just before graduation. I am so glad that there are people out there that believe in the right thing. My self, I cant not have anymore children do to cancer. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 22. The many people out there do not realize that there many people that would love to adopt a child. If only they would talk to someone (socialservices)and receive help. I'm so sorry to read about your daughter. She sounded so brave. This child never showed weakness or pain. You must be very proud of all the work your daughter has done. Again, I'm very sorry to read of your lose.
Serita Mull <>
kings mountain, nc cleveland - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 16:57:35 (EDT)
Thank you for sharing Angela's inspirational story.
David Wood <>
Pueblo, CO USA - Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 13:31:07 (EDT)
The Baird Family,
I must say you are really blessed to have had a daughter like this
I am sure She is praying for us. God Bless you!

NAIROBI, KENYA - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 06:29:40 (EDT)
I just stumbled onto this site by accident. I am truly inspired by the life of Angela. She must have been a wonderful person. May God bless this family.
Joey Nunn <>
Hopkinsville, KY USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 20:16:23 (EDT)
As a prolife member myself I am very inspired by Angela'a great faith in her beliefs. She probably never knew how many lifes she would touch with her death. I am sure you still miss your daughter but thinking of all the hearts saved because of her must make you feel so proud of her. You should also feel proud of yourself for rasing such an angel of God.
Annette Lewis <>
Graniteville, sc usa - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 23:58:02 (EDT)
This is a wonderful tribute to the Light and the Life that is Our God. My own Father died just two days after Christmas this year (1999). He was seventy-three and was overcome by cancer throughout his body. There doesn't seem to be much in common there with Angela's story. But, a holy death is a holy death, and a great thing it is to witness or hear of. My Father was overjoyed when Holy Communion was brought to him in the hospital and made evey effort to show those around him how much he loved them. I am sure he is headed for Heaven and a meeting with Angela. What a consolation to know that eternal rest awaits us all.
Roger Estes <>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 09:49:13 (EDT)
It's a beautiful site, God Bless your family!
Angela <>
B.C. Canada - Tuesday, June 08, 1999 at 00:41:24 (EDT)
Dear family,
I would hope that Angelas' deep faith in God would inspire others to search for their spiritual paths and bring others to Christ. She sounds like she was an exceptional young women right to the end. I am so glad she died in peace which is a true gift from the Lord. Take care and live and love in the Lord.

Take care, Gail Kuss

Gail Marie Kuss <>
Thunder Bay, ON Canada - Saturday, June 05, 1999 at 12:18:22 (EDT)
You did a wonderful job in raising your daughter. God has blessed you with a family saint in heaven.
Marshall Fritz <>
Fresno, CA USA - Monday, May 31, 1999 at 18:56:59 (EDT)
I just finished reading the article about Angela in "Our Sunday Visitor" newspaper January 18, 1998 for maybe the 10th time and everytime I read it I am so moved and inspired by Angela. Her courage and faith have been such an inspiration for me. I know I will never forget her and I look forward to meeting her in heaven.

God Bless You All,

Phyllis Musumeci <>
Boynton Beach, FL - Wednesday, May 26, 1999 at 14:54:01 (EDT)
Thank you for such a beautiful witness of redemptive suffering!
Angela Calabro <>
Greer, SC USA - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 18:53:24 (EDT)
Very inspiring story. About the only comfort one can derive from such a tragedy is knowing that a loved one is free from the "thousand natural shocks that felsh is heir to," and certainly in a much better place. Pretty tough, though, for those of us left behind. God bless.
john bogner <>
wichita , KS usa - Sunday, May 23, 1999 at 03:10:50 (EDT)
Dear Family,
I know how it must felt.Your page sounds like god spent more time on angela then eny one else he made.

Christine <>
HoffmanEstates, IL United States of America - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 16:57:46 (EDT)
I am a mother of 4 small children and I cannot imagine how unbearable your pain must be. Your daughter was truly an angel sent from God.
Emily McGrinder <>
Marietta, GA USA - Friday, May 21, 1999 at 20:37:14 (EDT)
My Dear Baird Family,

Not much to add. You surely did your job as parents to raise such a holy
and beautiful daughter.

I pray I maya be half as effective as you were.

Your good parenting has assisited so grewatley in sheparding the soul of your daughter to heaven,

I pray I obtain so well that same goal.

Pax Chrtsti,
Jamie Gilcrest

Jamie Gilcrest <>
Oxnard, CA USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 03:14:02 (EDT)
God is blessing all of us through your daughter. She is in heaven praying for us and for the unborn babies.
Michael Wrasman <>
Steubenville, OH USA - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 13:36:27 (EDT)
"God was looking for a perfect angel and found one"

With deepest sympathy.

Lucia Prian

Lucia Prian <>
San Bernardino, CA - Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 19:34:19 (EDT)
You have a beautiful daughter
- Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 08:30:48 (EDT)
There is a reason
Scott Scheffey <>
N. Las Vegas , NV USA - Sunday, May 09, 1999 at 03:15:56 (EDT)
Thank you for submitting this article on the internet. This sort of thing gets peoples attention, It has helped me in my report on abortion. I am greatly sorry for the loss of angela. She seemed like a great caring person. Keep her memort alive.
Meghan Masso
Stacy, MN USA - Tuesday, May 04, 1999 at 19:51:37 (EDT)
Dear Bairds~
I would jsut like you to know that I never stop thinking about you guys and angela, i was thinking about angela agian and decided to visit this site, which is woderful. She is always in my prayers, and has touched me so much, I look up ot her as one of the best leaders i know. i love you all very much. God Bless always Katie Carhart

Katie Carhart <katy2485>
Rathdrum, ID United States - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 22:51:44 (EDT)
Dear Bairds~

Katie Carhart <katy2485>
Rathdrum, ID United States - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 22:48:35 (EDT)
I just found this site and I need to tell you that we have more in common than the last name.
I have a grand daughter named Angelia. When I saw the name of your daughter I cried. I felt so close to you with out even knowing you.
Please contact me I would like to get to know you.
God Bless Linda Baird

Linda Baird <>
Prospect, Or USA - Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 03:16:49 (EDT)
What a beautiful rememberance for such a beautiful humanbeing. You are so blessed for having been touched by your Angela. I am sure she will rest in peace and love. God bless.
Joanne Baird West <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Friday, April 23, 1999 at 20:30:38 (EDT)
I grieve for your loss. I believe that if there was a God, he would prevent these tragedies from occrring. He would not have taken my wife at the age of 49 years; all powerful, he would have stopped that awful cancer from making people's lives miserable. Bah, humbug. But, my love to you.
Jackson S. Wallace <>
Carmel Valley, CA USA - Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 00:15:41 (EDT)
As a mother with 4 small children, am sorry for your loss, and yet encouraged by Angela's example. I will aske her to help me instill the remarkable virtues she had in my children. My sincere thanks to your for sharing this awe inspiring story.
Renee Wiesner
Aurora, IL - Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 01:53:31 (EDT)
I was simply testing a link to your page on the Chicago Catholics United for Life page at and what a beautiful story to behold.
God bless your family and I will remember to ask Angela to assist us in all we do.

Julie Skokna <>
- Friday, April 16, 1999 at 14:05:58 (EDT)
Dear Baird Family,
The students of Steubenville were all really moved by the incident of your daughters death. We all prayed for her. Thank you for your efforts in raising such a wonderful woman with a wonderful testimony to all of us.
God Bless, Angela Harbaugh I would like to let you know that we are praying to her for a TV show, called LIVING PROOF, that we are putting together for EWTN directed toward young people. Another patron of ours is Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Angela Harbaugh <>
Steubenville, OH USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 15:56:35 (EDT)
God's Peace be with your family. Your courage and strength makes me strong
Jesica Smith <>
Vermilion, OH USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 14:49:48 (EDT)
Thank God for people like Angela. If people only knew the value of offering up their suffering, of taking up their cross, the world would be a different place. God bless Angela.
Brian Hoerner <>
Spokane, WA USA - Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 12:20:45 (EDT)
Dear Mr and Mrs Baird,
May god bless you for the suffering you have endured.
I read once that our names are not an "accident;" ...they have
true signifigance; how appropriate that your dear Angela has a
name with "angel," in it.
I was saddened yet truly inspired to read of your daughter's short life.
If most of us could accomplish in 100 years what she accomplished in 19 years,
we would all be on the road to sainthood!!!!
Thankyou for blossoming out of your sadness to share this amazing story of courage
and faith with the world.
As a mother of four young children, I am inspired by Angela to strive for the same qualities
in my own children.
I am reminded that academics, material things, cute clothes, and music lessons
are nothing in the eyes of God ..all that matters is that I instill a true love of God in their hearts.
I am 28 now, and a little more mature, but at 19 I think I was so self-centered and unfocused.
What a blessing that your daughter was able to lead a life of Christ's example in this thirsting world. Thankyou,
and God Bless. Sincerely, Eileen Smithdeal

Eileen Smithdeal <>
Calcium, NY - Saturday, April 10, 1999 at 00:11:14 (EDT)
To Angelas Family:
I would just like to say that Angela was a wonderful, brave and a touching young lady. I was very moved reading her story!! God Bless You All. Sincerely, Amy Krimmel

Mrs.Amy Krimmel <>
Sheboygan, Wi USA - Friday, April 09, 1999 at 10:59:00 (EDT)
My hope is restored in teenagers.
Lee True <>
Parker, Co. U.S.A - Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 18:21:06 (EDT)
Great page! Here is My homepage at
James Beard <>
Kent, WA usa - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 17:22:26 (EST)
I am inspired by your daughter's life and her calling. My the Lord Bless you and keep you. Thank you for sharing her story with the world.
Christie Warren <>
Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 19:55:43 (EST)
A very inspiring site. Truly a saint! Thank you Lord for guiding me to this site.
ed buffington <>
wildomar, ca usa - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 19:15:23 (EST)
Your daughter was a special person; even in death she cared for the safety and well-being of others. God bless you all.
Angela Hall <>
Harrodsburg, KY United States - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 15:35:27 (EST)
Your daughter is truly an angel. I am so glad there was someone who cared for the babies as much as I do.
CMoore <>
Fl - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 23:30:59 (EST)
Luis Gomez gave me this address to check out. He and I work together at Southwestern Bell, in the same department. He really speaks highly of Angela, and his wife Kathy. I am so moved by Angela's story. I just finished working with 80 of our Confirmation students at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, Tx. on a retreat to prepare them to recieve the sacrament. Part of our retreat was on the importance of the Rosary. We made a living rosary composed of all of the students. We also gave each of the students a pocket rosary so they can always carry a rosary with them. I can't wait to share this website with our students the next time we meet. Angela's story is inspiring. After this weekend, I have placed myself back into the habit of saying a rosary on the way to and from work. I will include Angela, and her cause in my intentions this week. I also stumbled upon a a flyer this weekend for a Rosary vigil to be held at the Southlake Abortuary, on 1111 Pennsylvania in Fort Worth on Good Friday (Apr 2, 1999) from 1:00 until 2:30. Although I cannot be there to lend physical support, our youth group is going to join in a Rosary at our church between our Live Stations of the Cross. I urge anyone who reads this to take the time and join us in praying a Rosary during that time. I would like to dedicate this, in addition to all the unborn, to the memory of Angela. I also would like to thank Luis for pointing me to your site. It is now one of my bookmarks. I will return here often, and point others to your site for you.
God Bless.

Mark A. Demma <>
Keller, Tx USA - Tuesday, March 30, 1999 at 22:59:07 (EST)
God Bless to your family,Mr and Mrs Baird,
To exercise one's daily duties can be difficult enough, but to have the grace to compact a lifetime's worth in such a short time is to be truly Blessed. May the invocation and adoration of our Lord's most Sacred Wounds give life giving Blood to the souls of sinners, especially those who take the lives of our unborn brothers and sisters. I believe the many wounds sustained by your beloved daughter were united with Blessed Jesus' to grant numerous souls in purgatory freedom. Angela was and still is a knight of Our Lady of Hope. I will visit again and again.

Rannelle Harcourt <>
Las Vegas, Nv United States - Thursday, March 25, 1999 at 17:34:26 (EST)
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Martha (TAC '76) and Kevin (TAC '77) Long

Martha and Kevin Long
Arlington, VA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 19:41:36 (EST)
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

Martha (TAC '76) and Kevin (TAC '77) Long

Martha and Kevin Long
Arlington, VA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 19:38:00 (EST)
We first heard about Angela's beautiful death through the TAC grapevine when it happened. She and your family have been in our prayers since then and her story has been told in my CCD classes these past two years. I happened on her website today and was most inspired. Having just lost a dear brother-in-law, George Forsyth, Angela's story again filled me with inspiration. God bless you all. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.
Martha (TAC
Arlington, VA - Wednesday, March 24, 1999 at 19:34:39 (EST)
Sounds like she was a great woman! We have some prolife music to listen to. If you want go to and listen to "Don't Say" then feel free to do so!
Dan Laskowski <>
Windsor, ON Canada - Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at 18:00:24 (EST)
Hello! First of all, may I say how sorry I am that you had to lose someone so special. But isn't it wonderful to know that she WAS special, and that God has her in hand. Wow. Secondly.. thank God that you shared this with all of us. With everything in this world, we need hope-filled things like this. We need to know that there are people that walk this earth, who are special. Who.. like Angela... can make a big difference... by her life, and in her death. God bless all of you, and God rest her soul.


Sandie McCarthy-Roberts <>
Canada - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 14:55:13 (EST)
people like your daughter make a wonderful difference in many peoples lives, because of strong people like her i have a beautiful little girl
bobbie, 18 yrs

Bobbie Jo Salvas <>
Ross , nd usa - Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 05:20:04 (EST)
You raised a beautiful daughter whose holy, radiant goodness shines on. God bless you!
Cecilia Swatton <>
Middletown, NJ USA - Friday, March 19, 1999 at 13:06:28 (EST)
To the family of Angela: She was a brave and righteous lady, whom used Gods eyes to see others. May there live on more angels to be as gracious as she. This story touched my heart. I really enjoyed reading this information and pray for your family in the acceptance of this grave loss...
Bville, KY - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 16:21:35 (EST)
Angela was a very brave and righteous person, She was truly an angel.....
Janice Shelton <J.>
Barbourville, Ky US - Thursday, March 18, 1999 at 16:14:20 (EST)
Thank you for sharing the story of Angela's life and death with us. She is an inspiration to us all.

At only 17 she had the kind of faith in God that I am, at 31, just now starting to discover.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for the unborn
Now and at the hour of their deaths.

Pam Masters <>
Austin, TX - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 07:33:08 (EST)
Dear Mr. Michael Baird and Family: Your recent letter (Feb. 20, 1999), provided still further inspirtation to me from the heroism of your beloved daughter Angela, who is now with the Lord. I was especially glad that you happened to be in Dallas during Roe vs. Wade weekend last January and were able to attend the Pro-Life Mass at Santuario de Guadalupe Cathedral on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999. The lady who spoke before that Mass, saying that she was on the Bishop's Pro-Life committee was not me, no. However, my speech at the post-abortion seminar Rachel's Vineyard at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church the week before (Jan. 14, 1999), went off like a charm! Everyone who was there to listen said that I had delivered just what needed to be heard, including nine or ten post-abortive men and women who said my post-abortive struggle and eventual triumph in Christ inspired them to desire the same for themselves. I urged them by all means to seek the same victory through God's mercy. The keynote speaker, Fr. Blair Paul Raum of Baltimore, MD, and an expert on post-abortion counseling and reconciliation, also highly commended my pro-life witness, and encouraged the post-abortive people to accept Christ's forgiving invitation with faith and confidence. Well, that must have been just what happened during the retreat the following weekend, for when I phoned Rachel's Vineyard director Mark Hennes the following Tuesday, Jan. 19, he reported that every single one of the post-abortive participants in the retreat had successfully come to terms with their abortion experiences. That was just beautiful! It was wonderful too, to learn that you have family in Dallas. As to whether you should have your daughter Kathy contact me--well, that's up to you, Mr. Baird, and if you decided that she and I should meet, it would be such a great honor to encounter one of the living relatives of Angela, your family's representative in heaven. Incidentally, I asked your daughter to help me deliver what God wanted in my speech, and I believe she had done just that, since it went off so smoothly and was so well received. And if you felt especially close to Angela while she was bodily present to you, she's closer than ever now by being with God--and I'm sure she is always, with the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, all the angels and saints, lovingly praying for and watching over you. The day will come when you will see each other again. "Your hearts will be plunged into sorrow, but your sorrow will be turned into joy...I will see you again," Christ reassures those who believe in Him, "and no one will take your joy away from you." (John 16: 20, 22). God bless you and thank you for your prayers on behalf of the pro-life movement here in Dallas and elsewhere!--Holly Dutton
Holly Dutton <>
Dallas, TX USA - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 21:09:23 (EST)
Thank you for sharing Angela's story with us. She is a great inspiration to all of us in the pro-life movement. She is a very impressive example for all.

A friend gave me a copy of Angela's story last year, I am very pleased to see this web site. God bless all of you.

Vicki Shears <>
Cottonwood, ID USA - Monday, March 08, 1999 at 01:19:40 (EST)
Angela, you're well named. You were doing the work of the angels in protecting and trying to save the unborn. I know that you are with your mother and father in a very special way, and I can see from this beautiful memorial where you received some of your sweetness. You were blessed in your family and a blessing to them. Pray for the unborn, the unwanted, and our tormented addicts, especially the young. May God continue to console and bless your family. A friend.
Deirdre McNamara <homeopathy@excite>
New York, NY US/Ireland - Monday, March 01, 1999 at 18:04:31 (EST)
God Bless You.
Marshall Ann Davis <>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 14:32:53 (EST)
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.

Footprints that perhaps another
Sailing o'er lives weary main
A forelorn and hopeless brother
Seeing might take hope again.

Reading about Angela, for the first time I think I really
understand these lines from Longfellow. I pray that when
that hour comes, I might make half as good an end as she

God be with you,


Eileen Rebstock
Canada - Friday, February 26, 1999 at 10:48:13 (EST)
I read with interest all that was said about Angela. I'm sure she is at peace and her example to her friends is great. I am uplifted to know there are such souls as this are with us on our journey.
God Bless

David John O'Brien <>
Perth, Scotland (UK) - Friday, February 19, 1999 at 19:22:21 (EST)
I am very pleased that I finally received this website. Angela's story is proof of the love and strength that the lord is capable to give if we only allow it. I was trully sorry to hear of Angela's passing, but, it is without a doubt for a purpose greater than our own personal needs. May God Bless the Baird Family and help them to understand.
Roy Gumm
Deer Park, WA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 12:41:25 (EST)
A beautful Website of wonderful testimonials to a lady who fought the Good Fight for Right to Life and whose exemplary death did not end her concern for the unborn.

Matthew <Mail-controlled>
Wichita Falls, Tx USA - Wednesday, February 10, 1999 at 00:42:52 (EST)
I have only now been able to get to see this page, honoring Angela. It is beautiful.
Marcie Willcox <>
Otis Orchards, WA United States - Sunday, February 07, 1999 at 18:05:54 (EST)
What a wonderful tribute to your beloved daughter, sister, friend. Thank you for sharing your story.
N.Pincus <>
Hoboken, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 02, 1999 at 21:04:33 (EST)
Thank you for sharing this amazing story of God's grace to sustain us through our trials. In peace, Sharon
Sharon M. Agostinelli <>
Washington, DC USA - Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 17:44:14 (EST)
I was truly touched by this story. I was amazed at the faith and conviction that this young woman had to live her life following God's footsteps. It brought tears to my eyes for this tragedy to the family but great hope for people in this world who are not self-centered, rather God-centered, sacrificing their lives for others. Obviously her parents instilled a great love for the Catholic faith in her and they can be proud of that.

Jill Schell <>
Mabton, WA USA - Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 14:37:27 (EST)
I first read about Angela in Our Sunday Visitor. I am so glad to have heard about her and how well she followed God's plan as His handmaid. Thank you for sharing her life with us. God's peace and blessings be with you all.
Jane Donahue <>
Meredith, NH USA - Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 14:51:42 (EST)
As a father, I can only sympathize with what a tremendous loss the death of Angela must be. Although it must be incredibly difficult surely she is now with the God she so loved. Indeed when ultimately the maddness that has turned our culture into what the Holy Father has called the "culture of death" is finally overcome, we can be sure it was through the prayers of holy individuals like your daughter. The events surrounding her life and death should be made known as she should be formerly recognized by the Church.
Michael DePietro MD <>
- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 00:41:49 (EST)
I am happy to find this site. I had heard about your daughter from the Schmitt's in Lancaster, Ma --the Trivium.
God bless,

rosemary reynolds <>
fitchburg, ma usa - Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 20:00:16 (EST)
Really nice and touching story even though tragedy it doesn't feel like a tragedy since we all know where she is going. Angela sounds like she was truly a saint since she did save lives in the abortion clinics. Jim
Toronto, on canada - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 17:06:33 (EST)
Nice homepage which makes you think twice.. dont have time to write
an long message, sorry..
love and respect,

Sweden - Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 15:17:36 (EST)
Dear Mr.& Mrs. Baird and Family:
The quiet yet very real heroism of your saintly pro-life daughter Angela provides yet another fresh inspiration in the fight to save the unborn. In 1973, when I was only 17, and two months pregnant, my family doctor frightened my parents and me into an abortion because he warned that my epilepsy could "dangerously or perhaps even fatally" complicate my pregnancy, and that the strong medicines required to control my illness (Phenobarbitol and Dilantin) could "seriously damage" the fetus. My parents and I bitterly regretted the decision, but 18 terrible years of post-abortion trauma would take its toll before we would at last come together as a family to repent, ask forgiveness of God and one another, and be converted to the Christian pro-life stand once and for all. For the past five years now, I have been working for the pro-life movement in Dallas, TX, through sidewalk counseling and writing pro-life poetry and articles. I also belong to the Bishop's Pro-Life Speakers' Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas and my next public speaking engagement will be at a post-abortion healing and reconciliation seminar sponsored by a new pro-life organization called Rachel's Vineyard, on January 14, 1999. There is so much to say yet so little time(only 15 minutes!) so please pray for me as I write and review my notes so that I will be able to deliver the message God wants the audience to receive. Your daughter Angela's courageous and compassionate example continues to assist and inspire us all, and I am sure she is a saint--and I ask her to pray and intercede for me to follow God's will in my life as she did in hers, so that someday when my time comes, I may be found worthy to receive the only reward that really matters to me, reuinion with God, His blessed Mother, the angels, the saints, including you, your beloved daughter Angela, and especially my dear daughter, little Eve Christine!
--Holly Dutton, Pro-Life Activist, Author, and Speaker, Member Santuario de Guadalupe Catholic Church, Dallas, TX 75201-2707, and associated with the White Rose Pregnancy Center, Dallas, TX 75206.

Holly Dutton <>
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 19:53:13 (EST)


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