MILWAUKEE —Milwaukee's archbishop is putting faith into action after Pope Francis deemed this "the year of mercy."continue at WISN(video)
Tamara Wilder said talking about her life is something she probably wouldn't have done a few years ago.
“I was in a domestic-violence relationship, and I made a decision for myself and my daughter to get out of the relationship, and I left my abuser,” Wilder said.
Wilder is now at Saint Catherine Residence, where low-income women can get safe, affordable housing.
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki chose Saint Catherine Residence as the first stop in a series of visits to places where he said people are putting faith into action.
“It's one thing to say, ‘Oh, let's be merciful for a year,’ but it's another thing is how do you enact mercy, how do you practice it, how do you understand it,” Listecki said.