LOS ANGELES — The 10th annual OneLife LA was held Saturday in downtown Los Angeles, billed by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a celebration of the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death.

The event had the theme “10 Years Together as One” and focused on pro-life, homelessness, human trafficking, end of life, foster care and adoption, environment, the disabled and immigration, according to the archdiocese.

“OneLife LA has always been more than just a beautiful day. OneLife LA is a vision for a new way of living, a culture of life, a society where every life is sacred and every life cared for,” Archbishop José H. Gomez told a crowd at Los Angeles State Historic Park estimated by the archdiocese as in the thousands.

“Every life. At every stage and in every condition. From the moment a person is conceived in the womb, until the moment that person’s life reaches its natural end.”

The event began with speeches at La Placita Olvera Kiosk followed by “A Walk for Life” to Los Angeles State Historic Park. A program of speakers and performers was held at the park from 1-4 p.m.

A “Requiem for the Unborn” Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels began at 5 p.m., celebrated by Gomez.

Speakers included Amilyon (Millie) Nelson, who uses her story to attempt to break the stereotypes around foster care and adoption; Katie Prejean, host of the “Ave Explores” podcast on various Catholic topics; Jorge Giron, an advocate for human dignity at all stages of life whose pregnant wife died from COVID-19; the Rev. Josh Johnson, host of the “Ask Father Josh” podcast; and Gloria Purvis, an author, commentator and host of “The Gloria Purvis Podcast.”

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles received the fifth annual OneLife LA Service Grant of $10,000 to support its mission and pastoral work assisting seniors at Santa Teresita Assisted Living in Duarte.

“The Carmelite Sisters and professional staff at Santa Teresita are truly dedicated to respecting all stages of human life,” Michael P. Donaldson, senior director of the archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace. “They have created an environment of care, support and love for those they serve.”