Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Delight. A pinwheel is all about delight. It’s defined by action-words like twirling, spinning, whirling, swirling, dancing. It’s associated with favorite things like fireworks, holidays, toys, cookies and even pinwheel-shaped galaxies. Pinwheels really are a fitting image to promote Child Abuse Prevention event such as those our fellow Founder of the… Read More Pinwheels
Lamp, Lifeboat, Ladder By Teresa, Founder BOOK REVIEW Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse By Norbert Krapf Chicago, Illinois: ACTA Publications, In Extenso Press imprint, 2016 Shrinking the Monster: Healing the Wounds of Our Abuse is, by author Norbert Krapf’s description, a prose memoir about writing Catholic Boy Blues, which is a… Read More Book Review: Shrinking the Monster
By Kathleen Hope Brown, D. Min. My damage was internal, unseen, I carry it with me. You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice… In June 2016, a news story broke about the rape of a young woman in California by a Stanford University varsity swimmer, behind… Read More A Meditation on Who I Am
By Norbert Krapf If you have something in your past like what I talk about in this recovery memoir and dramatized in poems in four voices in my previous book, Catholic Boy Blues, but feel insecure about dealing with it because you are not a poet or any other kind of writer, I want you… Read More For Survivors Trying to Decide
A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson
By Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Survivors of abuse by clergy reflect the face of Christ as Victor over all evil, even evil rooted however transitorily in sacred space and dressed like a priest. Our stories are about resilience sustained by a Savior searching tirelessly for each of us in every destitute and wounded state—even where… Read More Faith in Primary Colors: Hard-Won Wisdom and Faith Insights
THIS IS NOT THE END Nobody in any of these stories, wherever they take place, will live happily ever after, but if people can summon what it takes to tell the truth, they can live together and help others find their voice. One voice singing by itself can sound awfully small, but several voices lifting… Read More This Is Not the End, by Norbert Krapf
By Sooz Jeson and Friend The answer to that question is complicated and forever changing. Why, because I am still evolving. Years ago I wasn’t. Abuse silenced me. I became a prisoner within myself. How did I become free; I learned to speak. A little over a year ago I attended a Writing Workshop that was… Read More Who Am I?
“Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.” Julia Cameron For more about exploring your creative side as a seed opening in the darkness, consider Julia Cameron‘s book The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity.