Friday July 27, 2012
In this week’s episode: we turn our attention to the tender subject of recovery and healing from the wounds of sexual abuse, especially those sustained in childhood. My guest, Dawn Eden, shares some of the spiritual richness she found after coming into the Catholic Church as a convert, and how the prayers, sacraments, and saints of the church offer solace and renewal for those who have suffered from sexual wounds.
Programming note: due to the sensitive nature of this topic, parental discretion is advised. While no abuse is graphically described in this conversation, we wish to protect the innocence of children who may be in earshot of the program.
This program also features some excerpts from St. Faustina’s Diary of Divine Mercy, and in particular, contains a lovely prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of grace found in the sacramental life.
This week’s segments:
“Blessed are They”: St Faustina and a reading from her Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul
“Among Women” Guest: Dawn Eden
Links for this episode:
Catholic New Media Conference, and the related conference of Catholic Marketing Network and Catholic Writers Guild
St. M Faustina’ Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul
Divine Mercy website
My Peace I Give You :Healing Sexual Wounds with Help of the Saints, by Dawn Eden
Pat’s review of My Peace I Give You
The Dawn Patrol, Dawn Eden’s blog
Contact information for Dawn Eden.
Pat is offering a free drawing for Dawn Eden’s book, My Peace I Give You, just send your name in before August 10, 2012 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the Among Women facebook page.
Here are some of the photos of the stained glass triptych that Dawn Eden describes in this episode:
(Photos by Frank Miller, courtesy of Dawn Eden)
Other Shows of Related Interest:
AW 10: Describes the life story of St. Maria Goretti
AW 47: ”Margaret”, anonymously describes her life-long journey from being a victim of sexual abuse* to her eventual recovery and healing. She describes the four steps toward recovery: from being a victim, to being a survivor, to becoming a striver, and eventually, a thriver.
AW 79: Overcoming the Trauma of Sexual Abuse, with Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel’s Vineyard ”Margaret”, anonymously describes her life-long journey from being a victim of sexual abuse* to her eventual recovery and healing. She describes the four steps toward recovery: from being a victim, to being a survivor, to becoming a striver, and eventually, a thriver.
AW 103: When Forgiveness is Hard, with Rosario Rodriguez giving testimony on recovering from violent attacks, and forgiving one’s assailant.