I thank God every day for the wonderful ISP (Ignatian Spirituality Project) team we have in New Orleans. The group facilitates retreats for women from Grace House and other entities that provide recovery programs for women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
For some team members the topic of Modern Day Slavery (Trafficking) has been on our minds and hearts. Our ISP Team sponsored a workshop on Anti-Trafficking at the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center. Debbie Shjnskie, Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Respect Life, was our presenter. Seventeen participants left the gathering more aware and somewhat overwhelmed by the reality of trafficking in our society. The presentation whet our appetite for the day long seminar on Human Trafficking that is to be held in New Orleans on March 3.
As we continue with the ISP Retreat Program we continue with hearts aware of this suffering in the lives of many and of our desire to include the victims and perpetrators in prayer.