This is the old website for Marriage Material

Apostolate is now merged with Philomena House

Sarah’s Story

The night was dark and tense in the city of St. Paul. Sarah, whose real name has been concealed for her privacy, found herself in a harrowing and terrifying situation. Chased by someone with a knife in a brutal gang-related pursuit, Sarah found solace and safety at the local police station.

However, Sarah’s challenges extended beyond that harrowing night. She was also carrying the weight of an unplanned pregnancy, a circumstance that brought with it a host of difficult decisions and uncertainties. This marked the beginning of Sarah’s journey, illuminated by the beacon of hope known as Philomena House.

The Philomena House’s unique approach, reaching out to women considering abortion through innovative methods and technology, showcases a powerful way to save babies from abortion. Our mission is to ensure that no one ever feels that abortion is her only choice.

At the Philomena House, Sarah received compassion and understanding and also practical assistance that included shelter, food, parenting classes, life coaching, resiliency training, and spiritual support tailored to her current needs. The Philomena House served as a crucial stepping stone on her journey to a brighter future.

Today, Sarah and her son are thriving under the loving support of her grandmother, a testament to the transformative power of compassion and assistance. Her story serves as a poignant reminder that we can save babies from abortion by taking care of their mothers.

Through the gift of your time, treasure and talent, the Philomena House can make a profound impact on inviting women into our home and allowing them to experience a culture of life.

Sarah’s story underscores the importance of saving babies from abortion by taking care of their moms. Your contribution will help ensure we are there for the next Sarah needing compassion, understanding and practical help while facing a crisis pregnancy.

Saving Babies from Abortion Program

Under the umbrella of Philomena House, we have a strong marketing program to intercept women searching online for an abortion.

Online Presence: Maintain a strong online presence through a website and social media platforms to reach women who are searching for information about abortion.

You can’t say, “We are pro-life, call us if you are looking for an abortion.” But the first thing we share is our history of over 20 years of helping women in crisis pregnancies. “We are here to help you and abortion is just the worst. Tell me what’s going on?” Not fancy words, but where 2 or more are gathered, there is Jesus Christ. So our social media outreach is all factually true, like sharing the percentage of pregnancies that end in miscarriage. Sad fact, its always so exciting when a baby is growing in its mother’s womb, but it helps women slow down and find out more information about the viability of their pregnancy.

join us in prayer

Hello, This is Nancy Kiolbasa, the founder of Marriage Material here in Minnesota. I am delighted that you have arrived at this webpage.

Marriage Material is a pro-life Catholic apostolate based in Minnesota that helps pregnant women in crisis. We offer hope and support to women in the Twin Cities who are searching online for abortions. We save babies from abortion and then assist the mothers to explore the possibility of marriage or adoption.

We are also a prayer apostolate that prays for an end to abortion and helping women in crisis make the right decision.

Therefore, I must ask you: Will you join us in prayer?

To join us, simply click the link below and fill out the form. Once submitted, we will receive a notification, and you will be connected with our Pro-Life apostolate and hundreds of Catholics like you.

Click here to join us in prayer for the end of abortion and help women in crisis choose life

We’d be delighted to have you join us in prayer.

As the prayer group grows, we will be united in prayer for:

  • God to open the hearts of individuals who call the Abortion Advice phone line
  • Guidance as Marriage Material volunteers respond to the needs of individuals who call
  • The resources to meet the needs of those who call
  • An end to abortion

We also organize through the internet a group of wonderful Catholics who commit themselves to pray the rosary, novenas, and other devotions.

God bless,


Nancy Kiolbasa

Director/Founder of Marriage Material

Stillwater, MN

P.S. Fr. Matthew Hincks, a priest from Opus Sanctorum Angelorum, recorded a very inspiring talk about how abortion will be defeated by Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Holy Angels. The audio recording is called Our Lady of Guadalupe