Mary’s Pondering Heart

  • By admin
  • January 15, 2020

2020 marks our fifth year of publishing articles by (and for) survivors of abuse, family members, clergy, clinicians, scholars and educators, ministers and nuns. The Solemnity of Mary, as the Mother of God, offers us a pathway into the coming year in our Church. The pathway that is a...

By Teresa Pitt Green This is a personal reflection on darkness, light, and media (or, forgiving the colloquial, “press.”) On the one hand, it offers an overview of the spirit behind best practices in organizing prayer services for healing from abuse in the Church. On the other hand, it...

Teresa Pitt Green, Founder Meditation has proven to offer improvements and even relief from symptoms related to acute or chronic mental and physical illnesses as well as to post-traumatic symptoms associated with abuse. Survivors often agree. So do family members, chaplains and health care professionals who also grapple with...

Keep Your Eyes on God

  • By Spirit Fire
  • February 21, 2019

A Letter to Our Survivor-Readers By Teresa Pitt Green Hello dear friend, It’s been quiet around here since the grand jury report in Pennsylvania hit the press. So. much. silence. We hide in silence at times. Is that where you are? Are you hurting, hiding, isolating? Sometimes silence is...

The most beautiful Credo is that which comes from your lips in darkness, in sacrifice, in pain, in the effort to lift the will to God. It is this which, like a stroke of lightning penetrates the darkness of the soul; it is this which lifts you and leads you to God....

Recently, a thoughtful exchange on Twitter talked about how mornings can be hard for hearts that are heavy, with anything from existential dread to melancholia or discouragement. So, we started to look into prayers from St. Basil, and found the full prayer mentioned on Twitter. We thought some of...

Finding Words to Pray

  • By Spirit Fire
  • October 28, 2018

When in the cringe of grief, pain or remembering, when abandoned or betrayed, it can be hard even to address God – or to find the words to seek His intervention. It can be harder, yet, to trust God will help, or even to believe. Consider the words of...

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