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Solemn Novena in Honor of Our Lady's Assumption


Lucia began life living in terror, fear, and pain!  From the beginning, she was emotionally abused by her mother.  And at a very young age, she found her father dead.  Consequently, she was placed with foster parents at the age of eight. While living with them, though, she was physically and sexually abused ─ assaulted by someone who was to protect her.

Can you imagine how scared she felt?

Nearly destroyed, Lucia was placed in our residence where she received love and support.  Through understanding and lots of intensive therapy, she slowly trusted adults, gained self-confidence and self-esteem.

As a resident, Lucia attended Baker Hall School where she blossomed academically. Shortly after graduation, she found employment.  Experiencing success, she is becoming self-sufficient and now has high hopes of pursuing a college degree.

Through your generosity and support of OLV's programs, you have given Lucia the power to become an independent woman.  Thank you for giving her and other teens such a promising future!

Another person who struggled with uncertainties, possibilities, joys, and sorrows throughout her life was Mary, the Mother of God.  August 15th, The Feast of the Assumption, commemorates the completion of her life.  If we ask Mary, she'll accompany us on our journey. 

Join us in prayer for our Novena in Honor of Our Lady's Assumption August 7th through August 15th.

To submit your intentions to be remembered in the Novena, please click the button below.