Blessed Are the Refugees

Beatitudes of Immigrant Children

This moving book highlights the stories of immigrant children who fled Central America, having taken the dangerous trip alone to escape violence and poverty. Eight story-reflections, each based on a different Beatitude and recounting the experience of one of these youths, are written by attorneys and volunteers of Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Center of Baltimore. The story/reflections are accompanied by artwork created by an immi­grant youth and her brother, along with prayers written by Jesuit Father Leo O’Donovan.


Publisher: Orbis Books

Scott Rose helps immigrant children as a Catholic deacon and volunteer attorney with Esperanza Center. He is also the CEO of a non-profit community mental health organization.

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