Parishes devote areas of prayer for abuse, assault victims

During Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, wooden silhouettes representing victims stand alongside a huge blue wooden ribbon and a candle inside Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Toto in prayerful remembrance of our brethren devastated by sexual abuse. (Photo provided by Ron Pangan.)
With prayers for victims of child abuse, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish in Agat is devoting this table with a statue of Our Lady with the Child Jesus, a candle a poster of a sorrowful Pope Francis. (Photo provided by Jerry Terlaje.)
San Isidro parish honors victims of child abuse and sexual assault with this beautiful table adorned with candles, blue ribbons and flowers in Malojloj. (Photo provided by Jeni Shimizu.)