Culture of Life Apostolate

Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg

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1) When does a baby’s heartbeat start when in the womb?

2) When can baby first feel in the womb?

3) When does baby develop their fingerprints in the womb?

4) Are there other options other than abortion?


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1) 18 days

2) 8 weeks

3) 10 weeks

4) YES: CoLA


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Our Story

The Culture of Life Apostolate is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2012 to promote and protect human life in all its forms from inception to natural death. Our mission focuses on pregnancy crisis assistance. We have several initiatives that we embark on to ensure this occurs by creating a safe and caring environment for women so that they can bring their babies safely into the world to love and cherish.

We do this by helping to look after a pregnant woman’s physical needs as well as their spiritual and emotional needs, providing holistic direction and counselling, as well as recreational activities and skills development to hone their creative and entrepreneurial traits and learn how to become self-sufficient..

We are highly reliant on donors and fundraising efforts to help run our mission.

Aims of Culture of Life Apostolate

​Promote awareness and education about abortion and it’s many concerning effects it has on women and direct to help.

Provide another option for women who choose not to abort but need the support and counselling to keep their baby

​Collaborate with like-minded people to coordinate our collective efforts to eventually put an end to abortion being used as a solution to remedy social ills that corner women into this painful decision.

​Offer support for those who suffer the painful effects of post abortion trauma

Divine Mercy Pregnancy Crisis Home

The Divine Mercy House offers stressed and traumatised pregnant mothers, who would otherwise terminate their pregnancy, with the emotional, spiritual and material support necessary.

In a supportive environment the House provides the opportunity to choose and embrace new life for both the mothers and their newborn children.

Our aim is to empower these women/mother’s and thereby promote their overall well-being.

The Divine Mercy House offers all mothers a stay that is life-giving and fruitful and that leaves the mothers with a more meaningful and positive perspective on living life.

Should mothers choose not to care for their newborn, they will be linked to children’s homes, foster agencies and adoption societies, thereby ensuring that the new life be brought up in a world free from abuse.

The Divine Mercy House will provide:

  • Food and shelter to the mothers in distress.
  • Professional support services such as social work and counselling
  • Skills training
  • Spiritual nourishment
  • Admission Criteria

Culture of Life Apostolate, mother shelter, will take in pregnant mothers who:

  • are victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • are victims of abandonment, physical and emotional neglect
  • are destitute

History of the Divine Mercy House

This pregnancy crisis home also established in 2012, is loaned to us by the Ferreira family. This was their family home and they now graciously allow us to use it for this necessary cause.

The House offers stressed and traumatised pregnant mothers, who would otherwise terminate their pregnancy, with the emotional, spiritual and material support necessary.

In a supportive environment this shelter will provide the opportunity to choose and embrace new life for both the mothers and their newborn children.

“I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness.”

John 10:10

Get Involved

Your support is important to our work at the Culture of Life Apostolate.

There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.

Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Volunteer Your Time

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to the home, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Make a Donation

Our home always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making it even better than it already is.

Our Bank Details are as follows:

Culture of Life Apostolate, Standard Bank, Rivonia, Branch Code: 001255, Account No: 560074875

(We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions).

Partner with Us

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Culture of Life Apostolate. Get in touch with any questions about how you can partner with us today.

Psalms 127:3

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”


Latest Stories

Arriving at the House

Google led me to the Divine Mercy House, and I have been here for 3-weeks now. It has been a warm experience and calming just to know that there are still good people and places around when all else feels hopeless. Thank God! Amen.

Sister Justine and Sister Michelin welcomed me, and I met three more ladies already in the home with a new lady arriving a week after me, a young girl who is studying. We are all already family.

Monthly Dedicated Giving

You may also contribute to our cause on a monthly basis by means of a monthly debit order. You will find our bank details in the donations section. We thank you in advance for blessing us with your donation and may God continue to grace you all for giving and ensuring that we can continue to save the lives of as many unborn babies as possible.

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Get in Touch

Contact Details

Address: Roodepoort, Gauteng
Email: admin@cultureoflife.co.za
Tel: 084 505 5741

The Divine Mercy House is open to the public as follows:
Mon – Tues  09h00 – 12h00
                      16h00 – 18h00
Wed              09h00 – 12h00
                      16h00 – 17h00 Mass
Thurs           Closed
Fri                 09h00 – 12h00
                      16h00 – 18h00
Sat                09h00 – 16h00
Sun               Closed

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