You Have Set Us Free helps survivors of trauma, and their family and friends, to understand the deep and long-lasting effects of their trauma. It also helps them to correlate their experiences of suffering and healing in the light of the paschal mystery of Christ. This book combines Stations of the Cross with therapeutic information for survivors of abuse and neglect.
While reflecting upon the experience of Jesus during Holy Week, You Have Set Us Free addresses the healing of trauma survivors in a prayerful context and offers hope that can assist survivors as they engage in their process of healing.
Fr. Kenneth Schmidt is the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, Michigan, after having served as pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan for 21 years. He is a canonist and the diocesan director of Priestly Life and Ministry. He is also a licensed professional counselor and in 2002 co-founded the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. In the past ten years, he has worked with individuals and small groups of survivors, as well as canonists, formators for religious communities, dioceses, and congregations, and the public. He now serves as executive director of Trauma Recovery Associates, which trains mental health professionals and spiritual caregivers in the US and several other nations.