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Lenten Forgiveness Testimony

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'In a tragically beautiful testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire tells the story of her daughter's murder - and the stunning, deliberate compassion and support that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world.'

Kate Grosmaire is a Business Analyst with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and is the author of "Forgiving My Daughter's Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace." Her husband, Andy is a deacon serving at the Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Tallahassee Florida.

In 2010, after their daughter Ann was shot and killed by her boyfriend, Kate and Andy successfully advocated for restorative justice to shape the plea agreement. Their story gained national prominence with an article in the New York Times Magazine. The Grosmaires continue to advocate restorative justice, having appeared on the TODAY Show and speaking at Southwest Georgia Technical Institute, Campbell Law School, and other venues. They are the co-founders of the Ann Grosmaire "Be The Change" Fund, a charitable fund to promote forgiveness and restorative justice practices under the Community Foundation of North Florida.