TERESA HARTNETT is the founder and primary contact for anyone working with Spirit Fire.
Teresa shares a rare gift through her work: she is a survivor of child abuse by clergy with 30+ years in recovery and 15+ years in ministry. She is a grateful Christian, a practicing Catholic and, also, a certified mediator, victim’s advocate, speaker and writer.
Sensitive and respectful toward denominational differences among her sisters and brothers, Teresa works to earn trust and to inspire evangelical confidence in all Christians who can, then, offer safe harbor to those who have been wounded by abuse and are in need of the Lord’s saving grace and healing Spirit.
Teresa’s former pen name was T. Pitt Green, under which some works still appear.
Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve this present end.
Genesis 50:20 NKJV
The Little Grotto
Teresa has built and maintains an online grotto as a virtual and prayerful getaway for greetings and gatherings. Visitors may light free candles for special intentions they may also share with others, and find free greetings there as well.
The Healing Voices Magazine
Teresa is one co-founder and editor of an e-magazine, which is a safe venue for faith stories and reflections by Catholic survivors of abuse, their family members, priests, sisters, child protection professionals, survivor ministers, therapists and scholars–moving the dialogue of healing forward. This publication is read throughout the United States and internationally.
The Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force
Teresa serves as Co-Chair of the Communications and the Outreach & Awareness Committees of this Task Force comprised of prosecutors, law enforcement, victim services, church groups and other organizations fighting against human trafficking.
Teresa has been a publishing and media professional for over 30 years, most recently the owner of a small business consultancy. She continues to develop and coach authors of nonfiction works via The 911 Agent and to provide book development and ghostwriting services.
Social Media Profiles
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