COLUMBUS, OH – To assist in the healing of women who are survivors of human trafficking, the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Theresa Flores, founder of S.O.A.P. (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution), a human trafficking survivor, national speaker and writer, provided a New Beginnings Survivors Retreat for 20 victims of human trafficking from across the country. The retreat took place at the St. Therese Retreat Center (Columbus, OH), from January 1 to 3, 2016. The female attendees traveled from California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio and ranged in age from the early 20s to 40s. Continue reading →
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“And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly, the heavens were opened to him and there was the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” – Matthew 3: 16-17
Even before the crystal ball came down on Times Square many people resolved to be different in 2016. The most common New Year’s resolutions echoed through many homes – time to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, spend more time with family and get out of debt. Those are the most frequent New Year’s resolutions, and the most frequently broken. Continue reading →
“Dear Child of God, do you realize that God needs you? It is awesome that God the Omnipotent One depends on us fragile and vulnerable creatures to accomplish God’s will and to bring justice and healing and wholeness. God relies on us to help make the world all that God has dreamed of it being.”
– Desmond Tutu, God Has A Dream, 2005
Blessed is the one that trusts in the Lord…. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has not worries, in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
– Jeremiah 17:7-8