Comboni Missionaries Sexual Abuse at Mirfield
Ex seminarians of the Mirfield Comboni Missionary Junior Seminary are still discovering – even after four years of the blog’s existence – this site for the first time.
Some cannot comprehend that abuse happened at Mirfield, and others that were sexually abused believed that they were the only ones that suffered abuse there.
Some of the men, for various reasons, are not ready to talk or write about such experiences.
Some are waiting till their parents or parent dies as they believe disclosing the abuse would cause untold pain and suffering to them – something I can personally understand through my experience.
All have said that finding the blog has helped them.
Many have said that they hope to be able to write and talk someday about the sexual abuse they suffered whilst they were at Mirfield.
So, what’s the attitude of the ‘holy men’ of the Comboni Missionary Order to this avalanche of abuse? The priest in vice charge of the mother house in Verona said to Mark about Nardo, when Mark told him of Nardo’s abuse “Everyone makes mistakes”.
At least they didn’t say “get over it” which I’m sure they would like to.
No, not “get over it” but, “forget it, you have to move on.”
I am not sure how you guys will accept this or if it is ok…but it is relevant to the site i think…and a damn good tune “a la Berthold Brecht as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5jtmIddb7k