My fraternal brothers.
Previously i had this exact post in the alumni fourm.
However i thought that this just might be some help to those whom have great difficulty in forgiving.
Well, today at Mass, and being it is the feast of the Holy Family, little Pete & big Pete, after considerable soul searching, on this day, and in God's house & in HIS presence Said the following...........
My Heavenally Father & Mother, from the depths of little Pete & big Pete's soul we hereby, in YOUR presence, FORGIVE our "mom", for the sexual, physical, emotional & mental abuse comitted against us.
To, Ralph, the "mom" & "dad", that little Pete had loved for over 55 years, as we thought that he loved us too, little Pete & big Pete FORGAVE him too, for the sexual, emotional & mental abuse against us. In God's house & presence.
We also, FORGAVE those strangers, who worked for the Boston subway system, whom little Pete had thought they loved us too & went with them. For their sexual, emotional & mental abuse against us. In God's house & presence.
Little Pete & big Pete had tears streaking down both cheeks,in God's house & in HIS presence.
Rusty tears, that were buried in our very soul for 55 years.
As each day passes little Pete is growing up to become a man, step by step, ever so slowly..In God's presence.
" I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunlight, forever into eternity."
Heal well my fraternal brothers, heal well.
Little Pete & big Pete.
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.