Salvaging the Sacred
Marian Partington’s astonishing book If You Sit Very Still treads this painful territory as she reclaims her sister Lucy from her murderers, Frederick and Rosemary West.
In the wake of shattering loss, she learns to pay attention to her reactions as they arise, and to investigate her defended, fearful, prejudiced self. She discovers a shared humanity, cultivating compassion for herself and those around her as an everyday spiritual practice.
She takes her story into prisons with the Restore programme, exploring forgiveness with those who have committed serious crimes. Frozen stories begin to thaw, what it means to be human emerges, healing begins. Come closer, listen and venture.