Internationally recognized speaker Jacqueline Isaac — who has spent over a decade supporting people escaping crisis and advocating for the rights of minorities and women across the Middle East — will make a special appearance at St. Alphonsus on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Ryan Center.

“Restorative Justice in Darkness: Planting Seeds of Hope for Women and Persecuted Christians in the Middle East” is the topic for her speech.

Ms. Isaac is a human rights advocate, a humanitarian, lawyer and motivational speaker. She has been featured on NBC, FOX, ABC, BBC, EWTN, the Guardian, Huffington Post, Rome Reports, and other international media outlets. 

She testified before the United Nations, United Kingdom Parliament and U.S. Congress about her experiences in the war-torn parts of Iraq, supporting resolutions declaring that ISIS committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other minorities.

St. Alphonsus parishioner Dick Heilman saw Ms. Isaac speak at World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016 and said she is the most inspirational speaker he has ever seen. He recommended bringing her to St. Alphonsus to share her stories about our persecuted sisters and brothers in the Middle East.

Ms. Isaac is the vice president of Roads of Success, a non-profit that travels to the most dangerous war-torn parts of Iraq and Syria to collect statements of victims to be used as video leads for evidence for future prosecutions.  

Seminarian Sean Farrell, who met Ms. Isaac at World Youth Day, will give a short witness talk before her presentation.

The event is open to the public. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Please RSVP to 724-935-1151 or so we can plan for seating and refreshments.

St. Alphonsus is located at 201 Church Road in Wexford.