The French online missionary initiative “Lights in the Dark” (Puridicuore.it)
Interview with Jean-Baptiste Maillard (via Puridicuore.it, translated for Lightsintehdark.info). After having spoken in this blog about various European and American realities, I would like to focus on Lights in the Dark, an initiative already mentioned on the Puri […]
New Online Platform Fights Porn Addiction Under the Patronage of Blessed Carlo Acutis (NCR)
Read here on National Catholic Register Full version: -What made you want to launch a new website, in the wake of Lights in the Dark, that is specifically dedicated to providing support against pornography addiction? Our organization was created […]
Our New Platform SOSporn.org: Helping Those Addicted to Pornography
Launched in French in September 2020, SOSporno.net has already enabled the Healing from addictions to pornography of at least three people in France, thanks to the Deliverance Prayer through the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Our platform is now open […]
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.“ (Isaiah 9,1)
Our association is French, created créée in 2015 by Christophe Marger and Jean-Baptiste Maillard. We now have 2 permanent staff members and 120 volunteers.
We work to bring hope and comfort to the wounded and the seekers of the truth on the Internet BY SPREADING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST.
So few of our contemporaries know that God exists and that He loves them. We are committed to helping them find the joy and peace that come from Jesus Christ.
They have understood the importance of helping the face of Christ appear on the Internet. They have taken up our mission and are participating in many ways!
There are many different kinds of fish in the ocean and they are not all caught with the same nets. In order to reach our different audiences, we have multiple website “nets” that are true showcases for the themes addressed.
Our articles and content allow us to answer the questions that our contemporaries type into search engines. The e-writers take turns writing when they are available and the subject is in their field.
These volunteers take on a one-hour per week slot to listen “with the ear of the heart`` (Pope Francis, Jan. 25, 2022), encourage and have a genuine dialogue on the chats of all our platforms. They strive to create a personal relationship with each Internet user. They also tell personal stories about God’s presence in their own lives.
Hooked on Porn for 25 years… François was Healed!
François had been addicted to pornography for over 25 years. He had never before been able to kick the habit. His life was terribly affected by his addiction. He spoke about it to a priest who gave him the deliverance prayer from SOSporno.net for the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis. He started reciting the prayer with all his heart. And then something changed in him… Seven months later he told the priest that he was healed!
“Thanks to SOSporno.net, I am healed from watching pornography!”
Agathe is 22 years old, she has been addicted to pornography since the age of 12 and goes to porn websites every day. One day, she asked God to help her, "because I can't do it alone". At a wedding, an aunt gave her our deliverance prayer asking for the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Agathe recited it that very same evening, and a week later she realized that she had not gone back to looing at porn websites since—she was healed! She discovered on SOSporno.net that she had received the prayer from us on the same day and at the same time as Carlo Acutis' actual beatification. She announced this to us 9 months later.
“I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me today!”
Dominique’s companion lost her daughter in dramatic circumstances and he was searching for a way to comfort her. He went on the Internet and typed “life after death” and “suicide”, and he came across our platform Laviearpreslamort.com (LifeAfterDeath.com in English). He poured his heart out to an online e-missionary who emailed him a prayer. Dominique wrote back: “I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me today!” He contacted a priest near his home we had indicated to him, asked to be baptized and quickly became a catechumen. Dominique has the same first name as the bishop who sent him to the mission of Lights in the Dark. What a wonderful fioretti from God! This person has since become an e-missionary with us.
“Please tell me how can I meet Jesus?”
Saadia started chatting with one of our e-missionairies. She started trusting the person after about 10 minutes and told the person about her life. Saadia was born in Algeria, but she fled her homeland in 1994 because of the civil war and she still begrudged the people who had tramatized her there. We talked to her about mercy and asked her to think about forgiving the people who have hurt her in the past. She asked us how she could meet Jesus and started moving along towards being ready to ask to be baptized. Today, she reads the New Testament and goes to Mass or Vespers every week.
“I feel loved by God!”
Roxanna used to ask herself a lot of questions about God. After a conversation with an e-missionary on the live chat, she was asked to join an Alpha course. Roxanna took the entire course in her home town and, she still continues her journey in the Church to this day. She tells us: “In our first discussion on the live chat, I really liked your kindness and simplicity. You gave me such a warm welcome. I felt welcomed in the same nice way at Alpha. Lights in the Dark was instrumental in connecting me with others. Now when I go to Mass, I’m not worried about feeling unwelcome or lonely in an unfamiliar place and where everyone else knows each other. I see Alpha members, as well as other parishioners, whom I now know. Today, I can talk about my faith and I feel loved by God." Roxanna asked for baptism and received it two years later!
Our team intends to serve the mission and enable the face of Christ to be seen on the Internet. As Saint John Paul II said in 2002, ``The Internet causes billions of images to appear on millions of computer monitors around the planet. From this galaxy of sight and sound will the face of Christ emerge and the voice of Christ be heard? For it is only when his face is seen and his voice heard that the world will know the glad tidings of our redemption. This is the purpose of evangelization.”