Resources and Support for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Founded by a survivors of child sexual abuse, Spirit Fire is a ministry that promotes Christian restorative justice for adults, families and faith communities wounded by child abuse.

If you or someone you know has been abused, the Maria Goretti Network is a wonderful resource.

Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis by Bishop Robert Barron

Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics by Father Thomas Berg

The Way: Stations of the Cross for Survivors of Abuse by Sue Stubbs

Restoring Sanctuary by T. Pitt Green

Veronica's Veil: Spiritual Companionship for Survivors of Abuse by Rev. Lewis Fiorelli and T. Pitt Green

Praying for Healing

God of endless love, ever caring, ever strong, always present, always just, You gave your only Son to save us by the blood of His cross.

Gentle Jesus, shepherd of peace, join to your own suffering the pain of all who have been hurt in body, mind, and spirit by those who betrayed the trust placed in them.

Holy Spirit, comforter of hearts, heal your peoples’ wounds and transform our brokenness. Grant us courage and wisdom, humility and grace, so that we may act with justice and find peace in you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.