Take Back the Site Vigils

Take Back the Site Vigils were started because of the murder of Anora Manus, a mother of five children.  Since then, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, and the Sisters of Mercy have organized numerous vigils.  The three communities work together to reclaim locations where murders have occurred for non-violence.  The vigils have also served to help build community and allow the families of the victims and the perpetrators a place to begin moving forward after horrific loss.  The vigils were the subject of an in-depth news story reflecting on their significance, experience, history, and the hope that the need for them in the future ends.