Take Back the Site Vigils

Twenty years ago, the Take Back the Site Vigils were started because of the murder of five-year-old Anora Manus.  Since then, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Benedictines for Peace and the Sisters of Mercy have organized 128 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.  Recently, 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.

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: Take Back the Site vigils