Children of the Immaculate Heart's Newsletter Archive
Grace Williams Lionello describes how the girls at the Refuge require a certain amount of freedom to learn and grow and how staff members work to build that freedom into the boundaries of the Refuge's program. Jenna Christakis gives an update on the St. Bakhita Adult Program and we from one of their clients. Sarah Beveridge shares her thoughts on peace through humility.
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how CIH places the person at the center of the program. Cody Thompson expresses his hope and awe in the face of darkness. We get to know one of the Adult Program clients.
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how CIH hopes to bring the light of the Resurrection into our clients' lives. The Volunteer Program Relaunch is announced. We meet a St. Bakhita Adult Program Client.
Grace Williams Lionello discusses how Christ's triumph over death and sin shows us the way through suffering. Jenna Christakis gives us an update on the St. Bakhita Adult Program. A small Refuge update is also included.
Grace Williams Lionello tells how the truth about our identity is the crux of our interior life. The Refuge receives a generous loan, and Christian Lovetere discusses how secular expectations do not belong in a spiritual work.
Grace Williams Lionello expresses gratitude for everyone's support and discusses how Jesus came to take on our brokenness. Anna Snell discusses how the Refuge helped her to better understand faith in Christ and the depth of joy it brings.
Christian Lovetere discusses the role of the Christ and His Cross in the life of CIH and all of us. The story of Saint Mary of Edessa, "The Exploited Saint" is told.
Grace Williams Lionello discusses CIH's rapid expansion and requests that CIH's supporters pray that God would grant her wisdom to lead the organization. A Refuge staff member gives an overview of the program. Rob Moscato discusses how CIH helps girls know they have hope and are loved by God. Jenna Christakis discusses the role of Providence in her CIH career.
Here Grace Williams Lionello expresses gratitude to God and CIH's supporters in their hour of triumph. One of the St. Bakhita Adult Program clients tells her story. The Refuge's name and its connection to St. John Eudes and the Immaculate Heart of Mary is explained.
In this issue Grace Williams Lionello expresses excitement that the Refuge will open soon. A St. Bakhita Adult Program client shares their story and give a "prologue" of their past.
Children of the Immaculate Heart
(CIH) was founded to serve those who are vulnerable due to human trafficking. It seeks to reach out to women and children directly in the trafficking industry as well as those made vulnerable in trafficking-dependent industries.