“If you have been a victim of abuse, I pray that you may
know you are surrounded by angels.”
– Fr. Bill
Child Abuse Prevention Month
As we end Child Abuse Prevention Month, I came across this icon of Jesus, with his wounds visible, embracing a victim of abuse. He enters the dark void, caused by abuse to be present. A mantle of safety
envelops her. Angels surround both of them.
When a child is abused, the effects are grave and can last a lifetime. Common effects can be the loss of faith and trust in God, post-traumatic stress disorders, and greater risk of substance abuse and
We pray for healing of all victims of abuse. In addition, we take steps to prevent abuse. We train staff and volunteers to recognize and report the warning signs of abusers. We educate families and children to protect themselves and to report abuse. We hold offenders accountable and report all suspected abuse to local public authorities.
If you have been a victim of abuse, I pray that you may know you are surrounded by angels. And in that dark void, our gentle Savior seeks you out. In his woundedness, he desires to heal your wounds.
Any one of our staff would be honored and available to walk with you on the path to recovery and healing. Don’t hesitate to call.