Remembering God's Mercy: Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories

by Dawn Eden
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

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AudienceCatholic Interest


Remembering God’s Mercy is a perfect resource for personal spiritual growth during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. 

In the first book to explore how memories impact and are affected by faith, bestselling author Dawn Eden offers a guide to the process she used to heal the pain of her past. Through her own story, as well as the examples of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Peter Faber, and Pope Francis, she shows how the mercy of God can bring you healing and inner peace. Dawn Eden’s My Peace I Give You helped thousands find peace after abuse and established her as the leading Catholic authority on recovering from traumatic stress. In Remembering God’s Mercy, Eden — who suffered childhood sexual abuse that left her with PTSD — describes how she was inspired by the example of Pope Francis, St. Ignatius, and St. Peter Faber, all of whom suffered from their own painful experiences and followed a similar path to healing.

Through the wisdom of these three Jesuits, Eden developed an Ignatian model of healing:

• Acknowledge your memories

• Accept that they change the way you see God, your fate, and other people

• Allow God to transform your memories with his story of salvation.

In each chapter, Eden will engage you with specific steps to take using the most famous Ignatian prayer, the Suscipe — Latin for “receive” — to transform your past traumas into an offering to God that is united with Jesus’ own self-offering.


"This is an exceptional book. In her usual highly readable and storytelling style, Dawn Eden helps us understand the Ignatian spirituality of Pope Francis, as well as how and why suffering can be ‘redemptive.’ Remembering God’s Mercy breaks new ground and adds significantly to works about healing from trauma and the painful memories that follow. One quotation sums it up: ‘when I unite my own wounded heart with the wounded and glorified heart of Jesus, his wounds heal mine.'"—Rev. James Kubicki, SJ.,National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer


Dawn Eden is a blogger and author of The Thrill of the Chaste (originally published in 2006 and now available in a revised Catholic edition) and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints. Eden received her pontifical licentiate in sacred theology from the Dominican House of Studies in 2014 and is studying for a doctorate in theology at Mundelein Seminary. She speaks throughout North America and abroad and has been featured in the New York Times and on EWTN.