“Prayer warrior”

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This truly is a message of perseverance.

Over 40 months ago a rather discouraged Deborah Kloos posted that she had attempted to convince Bishop Fabbro (London) to have an annual Mass offered for those affected by sexual abuse.

One year later a relieved Deborah posted that the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors was considering granting her request for an annual Mass for victims to be held in churches around around the world.

And then, an answer to a prayer.  On 15 September 2016, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows, various parishes throughout the Diocese of London offered Mass for those wounded by sexual abuse.

Now, the latest in Deborah’s battle for prayers for  those, who like herself, suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a Roman Catholic priest.

Deborah, a self-described “prayer warrior,” had occasion during a recent holiday in Europe to meet with and convey her message of the need for, and power of, prayer to members of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and Young Adults:

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She truly is tireless.  And I do believe her prayers are being answered.

Well done Deborah!!  Keep praying, and please keep fighting the good fight.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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5 Responses to “Prayer warrior”

  1. Deborah Kloos says:

    Thank you sylvia. God bless you.

  2. Deborah Kloos says:

    I just wanted to say that it took a long time to get the church to have a Mass for people wounded by clergy abuse but I am just grateful that the London Diocese is now doing a Diocesan wide Day of Prayer for Clergy abuse. I am appreciative and genuinely forgive them for it taking so long because all that matters to me is that it is finally being done. I just want people to pray together and have peace between them and look at the positive changes. I pray for those effected by abuse including our bishops and the clergy. It is something painful for everyone. The Diocese of London has done two beautiful Masses for abuse Diocesan wide over the past two years on the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and my parish priests pray at Mass for those wounded by clergy abuse. God bless them.

  3. justanothervictim says:

    Hello Deborah:

    A victim support group started prayer services for Victims in December 2010 for several years in the Archdiocese of Regina. Different priests have had petitions for victims since that time. In 2017 there was a diocese prayer service and this year there were 12 such services, with more services being planned. This is a start, but much more has to be done.

  4. Sylvia says:

    And this year the Regina Archdiocese had a “Way of the Cross Through the Voice of the Victims” I mentioned this in a blog on 17 March 2018 with every intention of getting it posted the following day. I shall do so now.

    I noticed that one parish conducted the Way of the Cross Through the Voice of the Victims before the regular stations. A great idea.

  5. Sylvia says:

    It’s posted:

    The Way of the Cross Through the Voice of Victims

    It can be accessed by clicking on “Documents” on the menu under the picture, then click on “Church-related documents,” then scroll to “Regina: Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan.”

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