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Compiling the stories for “Sacred Shelter” and a Look at Beyonce singles Through a Religious Lense

In this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about homelessness in New York and looks at a couple of Beyonce songs with religious meaning.

Susan Celia Greenfield is a Professor of English at Fordham University; author of Mothering Daughters: Novels and the Politics of Family Romance, Frances Burney to Jane Austen; editor of Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing; and co-editor of Inventing Maternity: Politics, Science, and Literature, 1650–1865. She has also published many essays and short stories. Through the stories of “Scenes of Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing,” Susan Celia Greenfield follows the lives of thirteen people who experienced homelessness and graduated from an interfaith life skills empowerment program. They share traumas from their youth, the devastation of homelessness, and the healing they discovered through community and faith.

Sophia Worrell was born in Barbados in October 1963 and graduated in 2010 from the Education Outreach Program (EOP), the original life skill program run by Catholic Charities of NY. Her story was one of the thirteen featured in “Scenes of Sacred Shelter: Thirteen Journeys of Homelessness and Healing.”

Fanny Gomez is the Social Media Specialist for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. On this week’s episode of Just Love, her and Monsignor Sullivan talks about two songs sung by Beyonce and their religious meaning.

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