Sustained by Faith

Roman Catholic Ingrid Betancourt made herself a wooden rosary while held captive in the Colombian jungle (above). The anti-corruption activist, held captive for more than six years by anti-government forces, was rescued on July 2, 2008. In statements following her release, Betancourt spoke of how her faith sustained her. “I was in chains all the time, 24 hours a day, for three years,” Betancourt told Europe 1 radio. “I tried to wear those chains with dignity, even if I felt that it was unbearable. ... You need tremendous spirituality to stop yourself falling into the abyss.” She also praised the nonviolent way she was rescued.

Have Something to Say?

Add or Read Comments on
"Sustained by Faith"
Launch Comments
By commenting here, I agree to abide by the Sojourners Comment Community Covenant guidelines

Subscribe