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VIDEO: Father Jonathan Morris on Dealing with Loneliness

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When we think of pain, we often consider it in physical terms, like a headache, a broken bone, or some other ailment. But loneliness can also be a source of deep pain on an emotional, mental, and spiritual level. The ironic thing is that feelings of loneliness can arise even when you’re surrounded by other [Read More...]

Sister Annie Credidio Brings Healing to Society’s Untouchables

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When American-born nun Sister Annie Credidio moved to Ecuador in the mid-1980s to be a teacher at El Nuevo Mundo School, she attended Mass at a local hospital and noticed that members of the congregation were missing fingers, toes, legs, and teeth. She soon discovered that this was a hospital for people with Hansen’s Disease [Read More...]

How Hope & Faith Got Two Young Women Through 10 Years of Captivity and Sexual Abuse

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Considering that Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were kidnapped, held hostage, abused, and repeatedly sexually assaulted by Cleveland school bus driver Ariel Castro for 10 years, it might seem odd that they named the memoir about their experiences “Hope.” But that is the word that perfectly describes these two young women who endured more darkness [Read More...]

A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness

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You might expect a school for children who’ve suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be a sad or somber place, but I found a different reality when I visited the International Academy of Hope (a.k.a iHope) last week. In fact, this converted nightclub above a Conway’s department store on the corner of 116th Street and [Read More...]


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