The Lafayette Diocese’s Office of the Pro-Life Apostolate is pleased to promote an upcoming visit to the area from Dawn Eden, a nationally renowned chastity advocate. Ms. Eden will be at the Immaculata Center in Lafayette on Saturday, July 21, to sign copies of her book entitled My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints (Ava Maria Press 2012). The book signing will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Later that evening, at 7:00 p.m., Ms. Eden will also be at St. Pius X Church in Lafayette.
A native of New York City, Dawn Eden was born into a Jewish family and later became agnostic as a teenager. In the 1990’s, she interviewed and wrote about rock legends such as Elton John, Brian Wilson, and Del Shannon, before going on to write for the New York Post and The Daily News. At the age of 31, Ms. Eden converted to Christianity and eventually Catholicism. She wrote her first book, The Thrill of the Chaste, which was published in four languages and earned her speaking invitations throughout North America, England, Poland, Ireland, and World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia.
Ms. Eden has a Master’s Degree in theology, which she earned from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. She is also currently studying toward a pontifical doctorate.
In My Peace I Give You, Ms. Eden uses her own story as a backdrop to introduce numerous holy people who suffered sexual abuse or inappropriateness, or other forms of mistreatment and abandonment. As she guides readers to discover saints with wounds like their own, whose stories bear witness to the transforming power of grace, Ms. Eden also explores different dimensions of divine love—sheltering, compassionate, purifying, etc.—to help those who were sexually wounded in childhood understand their identity in the abiding love of Christ.
No fee will be charged to those who wish to attend the book signing, although donations will be accepted at the event and registration is recommended. To register, please contact the Office of the Pro-Life Apostolate by calling (337) 261-5607.