This year's Lumina Advent Dinner "Lighting the Way to Christ and Healing" took place Thursday, December 4th at the Hilton Westchester, in Rye Brook, NY. There were several wonderful talks, and Lumina Director Theresa Bonopartis laid out the past year's accomplishments and future goals. You can read it here.
And here are her last three sentences:
And so I will end where I began
“Mercy is love that suffers the evil of another to affirm his dignity so that he does not have to suffer alone.” Pope JP II
Christ did that for us, may we always by His grace do the same for others.
Below, from left to right, Brianna Timlin, Chris Bell, Bishop Peter Byrne, honoree Linda Cochrane, and Theresa Bonopartis.
Linda was the developer of the first post-abortion recovery program, "Forgiven and Set Free." She also co-authored "Healing a Father's heart," a post-abortion Bible Study for men.