Forgiving The Unforgivable: Marietta Jaeger

Kelly Corrigan speaks with Marietta Jaeger

On our journey towards understanding the practice of forgiveness, we learned about a woman with an extraordinary story — one that lead her down a path many would never attempt. In the summer of 1973, Marietta Jaeger was camping with her family in Montana when her 7-year-old daughter disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. A grueling spiritual journey followed and Marietta came to not only forgive her daughter’s kidnapper, but pray for him. Her story leaves us in awe of her spirit — one that has allowed her to see past the rage. In this episode, The Neighborhood Project’s Kelly Corrigan attempts to understand Marietta’s process and how she was able to use forgiveness to ease some of her immense pain.

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