Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sister Eugenia Bonetti and the Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Last night I had the opportunity to hear Sister Eugenia Bonetti speak at Immaculate Conception Church. There are literally millions of people throughout the world that are sold into slavery for sex, labor, and even for body parts. This is a global epidemic. Children and young women are trapped in this horrible life with no means of escape. Sr. Eugenia began helping women trapped in slavery. She established safe houses throughout Italy and has saved over 5000 women and children. Sr Eugenia was named one of the Top Ten People of 2007 by Inside the Vatican; recognized as an Anti-Trafficking Heroine by the U.S. Department of State, a key leader in the foundation of the 1st interdenominational religious anti-trafficking network. How can we help? First off spread the story and increase the awareness of this incredible evil. You can hear Sister Eugenia @ Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 445 Marquette Street in Baton Rouge on Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Parish Activity Center. Call 225-928-6216 for info. Father Jeff Bayhi is having two fund raisers. For Women on Saturday morning May 2nd 9 am a@ St. John the Baptist in Zachary see flyer For Men -Thursday night at 6:30 at Zachary High School see flyer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to hear Sister Eugenia at the Women's Breakfast. She is such an inspiration!