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Gathering for Healing of Survivors
October 15, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Spirit Fire survivors will be hosting special guests including leaders in education and other professions, such as President John Garvey, of the Catholic University of America, and Ms. Pat Neal, the Executive Director of VIRTUS. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., will share his memories and also close the one-day conference with a Mass for victims, families and all who need healing. This program includes prayer time, musical interludes, and excerpts from interviews with survivors, family members, clergy and religious and lay leaders. Themes cover many aspects of the recovery path victims and families follow. Our Catholic Story is the first step in the Spirit Fire restorative justice process that the 2021 Spirit Fire Global Conference on Abuse and Faith promises to be. This event is free and part of an ongoing series devoted to faith and healing.