Re: Apostles of Infinite Love/Magnificat St. Jovite Quebec Canad
Date: June 07, 2009 11:30PM
Even though we did not all live there at the same time, you can still join a group which networks with past members. In the yahoo "ex-apotres" group, we recently had someone who joined who was there from 84 to 86. Maybe you knew her brother? Anyway, hope you are doing well and hopefully we will come to know you too. Eventually, maybe more will come that you actually knew.
The facebook group is not actively posting as some people are very concious of how "almost anyone" can read the topics. Some did not want it to be known that they were ever associated with the place, others wanted to scream and shout about the abuse while others worried about slander charges. Therefore, two other groups were formed on yahoo where discussions could be kept private: "Ex-apotres" and "St. Jovite survivors".
The first yahoo group, places emphasis on renewing friendships, how we have moved on as well as discussing the past, the good memories and the bad. Most in this group still have family relatives there too. A second yahoo group was formed, as the first was not meeting their needs.
Hopefully, you will find the niche group that best fits you. Neither group is better than the other, it's just that ex-members are all at different levels of growth/healing depending on what happened to them in the monastery as well as after they got out.
As far as I know, two members from this rick ross group are now in the "ex-apotres" group and two have moved over to form the "survivors" group. As I said, pick the group that best fits your path in life. It is interesting for us to hear how things have been after we got out.
Hey, I didn't remember Père Jérôme having a son! I only knew of his daughter. I was with the police on one of the 1999 raids as we were looking for Germain and Brenda. But of course, I did not get to go on the boys side.