July 2017

HEALING VOICES, V2 N6 July 2017

Special Issue on Prayer

INTRODUCTION

Prayer is the focus of this special summer issue of the Healing Voices Magazine. We offer this issue in response to requests for reflections on prayer as it relates to surviving abuse.

From Scripture to poetry, from the impossibility of prayer to the prayerful support offered by amazing fellow Catholics, this issue presents an image of a faith community healing.

Our Round Table is focused on the Mass of Penance and Prayer by bishops in Indianapolis recently, along with a first-person account of one of our frequent survivor-contributors who attended the Mass.

We also issue an invitation for anyone who wishes to lighten the darkness that often descends on holidays for survivors and family members. We are releasing a special Advent and Christmas issue with blessings, encouragement and prayers from you! Please submit 100 to 400 words now, before the fall gets busy!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Prayer: A Challenge for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Fr. Lewis S. Fiorelli, OSFS

Survivor Prayer: May We Feel You Here
Kathy O’Connell, Founder

Special Prayers in the Maria Goretti Network
Miguel Prats

The Third Step Prayer
Mark

Making It Right At Home
Michael D. Hoffman, Founder

Poem-Prayer in the Franciscan Spirit
Sooz Jeson, Founder

Impossible Prayer
Teresa Pitt Green, Founder

Scriptural Reflections: Lamp to My Feet, Light to My Path 
Deborah Rodriguez

Accidental Representative
Norbert Krapf

ROUND TABLE: Reflections on USCCB Mass for Prayer and Penance

You Have Set Us Free:  Scriptural Reflections for Trauma Survivors
Fr. Kenneth W. Schmidt