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I first heard of Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face about ten years ago. Mother Teresa of Calcutta had been my hero since I was just a girl, so when I learned that Therese was Teresa’s patron saint, I loved her. She immediately became significant on my horizon.
Only now, five months later, do I feel ready to write about Juarez. The images, sensations and stories have been stored up. When I returned people asked, “What was it like?” There wasn’t much to say. Sad. Powerful. “Why did you go?” I don’t know.
“My name is Sally and I need some help. Things are just falling apart and I’m not sure what to do.” A phone call similar to this one comes into my office at least once a month if not more. I am a marriage and family therapist and a Seventh-day Adventist pastor.