By Sooz, Founder At Christmas, the vision of Norman Rockwell’s holiday magazine cover was and indeed is everyone’s dream, however it truly wasn’t and still isn’t everyone’s reality. I was not mine. My reality during Christmas as I was growing up was a family pretending to be the Rockwell version on Christmas. Maybe we fooled some… Read More Jesus Saved My Christmas
For survivors of clergy abuse, there is a healing garden on the grounds of Holy Family parish in Chicago which was created as a joint effort among survivors of clergy abuse, survivor and youth ministries, and clergy. Here is a place of refuge, prayer, reflection and solitude for passersby and for anyone healing from trauma.… Read More Healing Garden in Chicago
By Rev. Larry Dowling Over these many years, I have had the privilege of walking with victims of child and youth sexual abuse. Some of those abusers were brother priests. I have also had the privilege of working with some incredible practitioners of healing for victims. A few years ago, I was asked to give… Read More The Call and Privilege of Ministry to and with Survivors
Survivor Wisdom Practice Radical Love: Do something kind for yourself today. Go ahead. Just do it. See how it makes tomorrow even better.
A Stone between God and You? “Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb. They were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ When they looked up, they saw that the stone had… Read More A Stone Between God and You?
“Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not, ‘How can we hide our wounds?’ so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but, ‘How can we put our woundedness into the service of others?’ When our wounds cease to be a source of shame,… Read More Henri Nouwen
“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.