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Annual Theology of the Body Lecture
8 January 2013 > 8 January 2013 - 6:30pm - 9pm - Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, Westminster, SW1P 1QN [map]

Dawn Eden will be exploring key themes from her latest book.  Admission on the door is £5.  All welcome but Please register in advance if you can - it helps us plan the refreshments and assess whether we are over capacity for seating! 

Dawn's book is an account of finding healing from the spiritually devastating effects of childhood sexual abuse through what John Paul II called the Good News of Christian suffering, exemplified in the lives of saints who united their own wounds to the glorified wounds of Christ. Drawing upon her own experience as a convert from Judaism whose spiritual healing took place through the sacramental life of the Church, Dawn shows how to help victims shed the misplaced guilt and false identity imprinted upon them by abuse, so that they may discover their true identity in Christ. 

Mother Agnes Mary Donovan SV, General Superior of the Sisters of Life says in her foreword to the book: “I have waited years for this book. As a psychologist and a consecrated religious, I am sobered and sorrowed by the sheer number of adults whose lives are marked by the shadow of sexual abuse. This failure to protect a child's innocence reverberates throughout a victim's entire life. In my knowledge, a victim of sexual abuse often struggles, even as an adult, to conquer the relentless temptations of self-condemnation. In the pages that follow, readers find an alternative to self-loathing; they find hope and a cause for joy. My Peace I Give You is an inspired work that provides a map toward the integrated healing of the mind, body, emotions, and soul of those who have suffered the shattering effects of sexual abuse either directly or indirectly.”

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