Thanks, from Anonymous – “The Blog is Still Working”

A couple of days ago I spoke with an ex seminarian from Mirfield. He asked me to post a brief account of our talk on the Blog.
The emphasis during our conversation was on the difficult time he is having coming to terms with recently discovering the Verona Fathers Mirfield Blog and the effect that the many painful memories of his Mirfield abuse is having on him at present.
He does not feel ready to disclose his name. Like many abused, he feels guilt and shame, and in some way feels that he is also complicit in the abuse that happened to him
Apart from his wife – and now me – he has never spoken to another person about the sexual abuse that he had to endure at Mirfield.
One post of his was recently put on the Blog – “Sent home in DISGRACE” from the Comboni Missionaries Junior Seminary, Mirfield – by anonymous.

He went on to tell me that he went to Father Columbo to talk about the abuse that was happening to him. Soon after that meeting he was, “sent home in disgrace” – another three seminarians were also sent home at the same time.

He would like to thank us all for the work we are doing in bringing the truth about what happened at Mirfield into the public domain. He hopes soon that he will be able to disclose his name on the Blog.

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The Blog is still working.
Mark

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