The MGN was founded in 2004 by Catholic survivors of sexual abuse. We are a 501(c)(3) faith-based, non-profit, self-help support network for victims of all abuse of any faith.

All victims of abuse need love and support.

It doesn’t matter if the abuse was physical, sexual, emotional, spiritual or mental.

It does not matter who the abuser was, whether it was a relative, a friend, a spouse, a minister, a priest, a nun, a rabbi, a teacher, a coach, or a stranger, we welcome you.

We are survivors and friends of survivors who understand the need to experience the healing power of Jesus Christ.

We are not after money. Money is irrelevant when your soul has been destroyed.

We are not out for revenge. We have found that the hate and anger towards those who harmed us prevents us from a full recovery. We leave vengeance to God.

Our sole interest is in helping our brothers and sisters experience healing in God’s love.

To learn more about the Maria Goretti Network, or to find out how you can form a chatper at your parish or church please visit their official website at

I am proud to be their spokesperson and have helped to form a Maria Goretti Network chapter at

St. Martha’s Parish in Kingwood, Texas. If you would like to contact us about our meetings email