This is the story of a hermit-nun whose life and vocation was 'taken hostage' by the very institution she passionately loved and vowed to serve.
This compelling story reveals what renowned author and reformed sex offender, Jake Goldenflame, identifies as a "spiritual gang rape" by those who promised to be fathers and spiritual guardians to her.
The betrayal went so deep that her desire to take up the call of the Lord would eventually take her to a place where the very foundation of her faith would be shaken. All that she knew of God and church would be called into question.
This work furnishes the reader for the very first time with the complete story of not only her early conversion and life but of the circumstances and legal case, involving an abbey in rural Massachusetts, that reshaped her life.
The facts of this case will show that the trauma suffered even by adult victims of sex abuse stems not only from the act of abuse itself but even more so from the betrayal, the length of concealment, and the intentionality of the cover-up.
This work like no other gives a wider perspective in that the victim/survivor here recognizes that the 'offenders' are themselves victims of a diabolically designed structure. She offers a solution to a church and its world-wide crisis.
We observe how this hermit-nun was able to continue in her true vocation; she not only kept her faith but saw it grow stronger.
Former Catholic hermit-nun, Sister Keri Burnor, spends most of her time in prayer and solitude. She assists many victims of sexual, spiritual, and institutional abuse in an unofficial capacity.
She hopes her experience will offer insight that can help victim/ survivors become triumphant victors! May this record help church members and church officials become resolutely competent defenders of God's children, both adults and youngsters alike.