Who We Are

Spirit Fire is an association of survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and others with authority in the Church.

All of us approach our participation in Spirit Fire events in the role of wounded healer, as defined by Carl Jung and Henri Nouwen, whose book The Wounded Healer is the inspiration for our mission to serve adult survivors, family members, clergy and religious, lay ministers, professionals, and communities who share in the wound of the child abuse we suffered.

Our hope is to bring the Spirit of God to mend broken hearts, reknit families and communities, and to enlighten others who live in faith so they too may be freed from timidity to share the Spirit’s consolations and healing to an abused and traumatized world.