Room At The Inn is important to me as a spiritual father because it represents the communal aspect of parenting. As a Catholic organization, Room At The Inn channels the resources of the community to foster the lives of the children and the mothers. This loving care inspires hope, a newfound dignity, and a raison d’être. While spiritual fathers can preach and teach the importance of every human life from conception, Room At The Inn is truly committed to living that message in the world. The apostolic work of Room At The Inn may be the only sermon someone ever “hears.” — Father Noah Carter, parochial vicar of St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, N.C. and Room At The Inn board member

Photo: Father Carter in Asheville, N.C., meeting his niece for the first time