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Five years later, a stunning story of forgiveness and hope

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On Oct. 2, 2006, Charles Carl Roberts IV shot 10 Amish schoolgirls before turning the gun on himself. Five girls died. Five others were seriously wounded. The shooting shocked this quiet, rural county and horrified countless outsiders glued to the nonstop media coverage.

Five years after the shooting, the other side of the story is not well-known—that of a grief-torn mother seeking the still, small voice of God in the aftermath of tragedy.

One place where Terri has found peace is at the bedside of her son’s most damaged, living victim—a paralyzed schoolgirl, now 11.

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.
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RNS's Daniel Burke beautifully portrays a powerful account of transformation. Read the full story here.

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