Healing the Memory: What the saints can teach us
Sunday, 18 May, 4.00PM
John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization
The Daughters of St. Paul • 243 King Street, Charleston (enter from Beaufain Street)
Dawn Eden, author of My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, shares stories of saints who, having endured trauma and abuse, found healing through seeing their past sufferings in the light of the risen Christ. Recommended for anyone who seeks to bring the light of Christ to the suffering, and especially for friends, family, and caregivers of adult victims of childhood trauma.
Choral Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
according to The Ordinariate (Anglican) Use of the Catholic Church
5.15PM • St Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church • 89 Hasell Street
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About Dawn Eden:
Dawn Eden is the author of My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2012) and The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (Thomas Nelson, 2006).
Born into a Jewish family in New York City, Dawn lost her faith as a teenager and became agnostic. During her twenties, in the 1990s, she was a rock journalist in New York City, interviewing performers such as Elton John and Brian Wilson. She went on to work on the editorial staff of the New York Post and the Daily News.
When Dawn was thirty-one, she experienced a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. Her first book, The Thrill of the Chaste, became a surprise hit, published in four languages.
In My Peace I Give You, Dawn offers a Catholic spirituality of healing for adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. She has shared its message throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Slovakia. My Peace I Give You has been published in Spanish and Slovak translations, and is soon to be published in Polish.
Father James Brent, O.P., Director of the Dominican Friars’ Angelic Warfare Confraternity, wrote in a letter to confraternity members: “For anyone who has suffered from sexual abuse, Dawn’s book is a must read. The testimonies of victims who have read it are powerful testimonies indeed. But in my opinion, anyone who suffers from the wounds of sexual sin in any way whatsoever will also find in this book a powerful aid for healing and renewal.”
Since the publication of My Peace I Give You, Dawn has been the subject of a profile in the New York Times Magazine and has been interviewed on several EWTN programs. She holds an sacred theology licentiate from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and is currently continuing her studies toward a doctorate.