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A Story of Suffering and Hope

Lessons from Latino Youth
  • By Eileen McNerney
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This amazing book captures one Catholic nun's compelling story about her work with young people who are growing up poor and tough in a Mexican barrio in California. In 1993, a sixteen year-old was shot and killed in a gang-related incident behind Sister Eileen McNerney's residence. Deeply affected by the tragedy, Sr. McNerney gathered support and began Taller San Jose (St. Joseph's Workshop) in 1995. Taller San Jose is a successful, non-profit, continuing education project for mostly Latino young men and women in crisis. "Their parents may have crossed the border eager for a chance at economic survival, but the young, raised in poverty in a first world environment, can easily lose their identity along the way. Acculturation is neither a natural nor a linear process and there are traps along the way --gangs, drugs and crime."--Sr. Eileen McNerney The stakes are high and the future often seems grim, yet when Sr. McNerney enters the world of Latino youth at risk, she lets them teach her about life--theirs and hers. But who is it that ministers to whom there? Is it the youth surrounded by love who are healed? Or, is it their love that transforms her?

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780809143436
    • Manufacturer: Paulist Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780809143436
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2005
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Eileen McNerney
    • Page Count: 150
    • Width: 5.50 inches
    • Height: 0.48 inches
    • Length: 7.78 inches
    • Weight: 0.49 pounds
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