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Candlelight vigil focuses awareness on sexual assault victims

About 25 Sisters of St. Joseph and other concerned community members gathered Tuesday evening at the Motherhouse to pray for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Carol Miller, director of the local CASA organization and Hope’s Place, read three stories written by people who have suffered abuse, while Cameron Presler of the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas helped participants light candles. Sister Jean Befort read the closing prayer.

This was the second time the annual ceremony has been held at the Motherhouse in Concordia as part of the national recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awarenes Month.

One thought on “Candlelight vigil focuses awareness on sexual assault victims

  • Loretta Jasper, csj

    Blessings be upon each person who is assaulted that (s)he may have the strength to move and to report the assault. Blessings be upon each person who supports and assists in the healing of the assualted. Blessings be upon each person who sits in the legal system to tend to justice and rehabilitation in its best form with the intent to stop, block and rehabilitate.

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