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Chicago Gets a Day of Healing

By Sister Donna Liette, CPPS

In the spirit of Pope Francis declaring a Year of Mercy on Dec. 8, we participated in a Chicago-wide day of healing. Several years ago, the group I represent, the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, helped initiate this day of healing.

We gathered with women living in a shelter and listened to their stories of being forgotten, lonely, abused and abandoned by their children’s fathers. They cried for healing, love and the comforts of a home. As they felt heard, I could see their healing begin.

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We also assembled a group consisting of Chicago police officers,

Setting Sail for Change

(We publish this blog with permission from Precious Blood priest Dave Kelly, who heads the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, which works with young people making the transition from incarceration. The Adorers of the Blood of Christ are part of the Precious Blood family of religious priests, brothers and sisters.)

By Dave Kelly, CPPS

Nigel Lee, 16, has never been outside his neighborhood in south Chicago, let alone, seen the world. So, we were thrilled a few months ago with the opportunity for him to train with other young men for an ocean voyage of self-discovery,