When eleven-year-old Marissa Ruiz first entered foster care she was warned. Don't let them get too close to you. Don't let them get you alone.
Don't let them tuck you in at night. She was prepared for anything until the white van pulled up and she met The Shepard who soon taught her
the ways of The Church of the Weeping Mary. The Mother gives you life... The Mother gives you hope... The Mother gives you purpose. Some pray
for eternal salvation... some simply pray to survive one more day.