Spirit Fire has been invited to become a partner-member in the Tutela Minorum, and we have been featured this week on the hub website by way of introduction: survivors in dialogue. Our many years’ worth of free resources will now be available worldwide, including with an expanded distribution of The Healing Voices Magazine. This means survivors who work with us, also, become worldwide wounded healers from the safety and well-being of where they are right now.
The Tutela Minorum announcement focuses on Spirit Fire’s broadcast series on Abuse, Faith, and Pastoral Care, which is intended for clergy, parishes, and individuals to learn through engaging with experts and survivors’ points of view.
The mission of the Tutela Minorum of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors is “to unite the efforts being made by local safeguarding institutions and professionals around the world.” Under the leadership of Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap., it is “developing as a ‘hub’ to promote public safeguarding information, knowledge, news and events and to foster a welcoming and fully transparent safeguarding community for all members of the Church.”
We call this opportunity “sobering” because we have served with gratitude The Healing Voices community by creating a place where hope and healing with faith (without a litmus test or “perfection” requirement!) can be shared and inspired.
We hope our readers and many contributors will also find themselves inspired to submit new reflections and considerations.
And, we close with a special thank-you to the ACTA Foundation, which has covered distribution costs for a good portion of this year when we found ourselves in a pinch.
Blessings to all!