The Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery continue their mission of providing awareness and education of current social justice issues to the Colorado Springs community.
SAVE THE DATE: “The Barefoot Mile” September 8, 2018
Lewis Palmer Stadium 1300 Higby Rd. Monument, Co. 80132
Check in: 9:30 AM, walk at 10:00 AM
For more information or questions, please contact Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB: email@example.com
By Amy Roth Sandrolini and Sister Rose Ann Barmann, OSB
From Winter Review 2018
The Sisters of Benet Hill continue their mission of providing awareness and education regarding social justice issues for the Colorado Springs community.
A four-part prevention program addressing Human Trafficking was held this winter at the Pikes Peak Library 21C. “As we hear more about human trafficking crimes in our region, people desire to be educated and learn what they can do about it. Our speakers are shedding light in this area,” said Sister Rose Ann Barmann, the inspiration behind the series.
Dr. Jeff Brodsky, the founder of Joy International, shared powerful stories of his organization’s work in several countries to prevent the trafficking and exploitation of children, and to provide rescue, restoration and safe houses. Brodsky explained he began going barefoot “out of obedience to God’s call to bring awareness of and to be in solidarity with child sex slaves around the world.” A Barefoot Mile Walk will be sponsored at Benet Hill on June 9, 2018. Proceeds will support survivors of Joy International and other non-profits in Colorado.
Human trafficking survivor, Jessa Crisp spoke with great courage and gripping honesty. She shared the harrowing story of her years of familial and commercial sex trafficking and her journey out of “the life.” Today, at 30, Jessa is happy, healthy and the co-founder of Bridge Hope, dedicated to developing mentors for boy survivors. “I am now able to be more than a victim, a survivor, I’m thriving. But healing doesn’t happen in isolation, it takes a village.”
The last sessions featured leaders from local organizations offering examples of ways to support efforts combating human trafficking.
This series was offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Benet Hill Monastery, an anonymous donor, the Sisters of St. Francis, Creative Financial Services and the Knights of Columbus.
Presented by Benet Hill Community and Sponsors