We are all called into the fullness of authentic love and freedom to discover our unique vocations in Christ. But abuse of any sort, with its fundamental nature of betrayal, attacks our identity as beloved children of God. Clergy abuse, in particular, can shatter an individual's sense of belonging in the church.
Below, four survivors of clergy abuse share about their experiences of healing through Grief to Grace, a week-long retreat program offered around the United States and abroad.
Grief to Grace accompanies participants through their grief to a new vision of life and hope. Facilitated by mental health professionals, the Grief to Grace program seeks to bring wounded souls to the font of love itself, Jesus Christ, who knew exactly what it felt like to be an innocent victim. To learn more, please visit GrieftoGrace.org.