A new exhibit at the West Roxbury Library includes a photo collection of several pages of a handcrafted book created in 2008 to acknowledge clerical sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston. The exhibit 'Hope and Inspiration' features the calligraphy work of West Roxbury's Jan Boyd.
"I am very pleased that photographs of many of the individual pages I created for a book of names of clerical abuse survivors, presented to Pope Benedict XVI in 2008, are on display in West Roxbury," said Boyd. "This work, which includes almost 1500 first names of Boston Archdiocese survivors, has never been shown here. It is my hope that the photos might be a healing tool - allowing people to find their name in the artwork and to view a written, artistic representation that the church recognizes their name and their individual struggle. The exhibit will also include many original pieces of my calligraphic art."