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The Latest on Fr Michele Rodrigue
The Latest on Fr. Michele Rodrigue My phone continues to ring and the emails continue to come inquiring about the Catholic priest Michele Rodrigue. I personally have not had any contact with the man. I sent him a letter and the Guild packet about six months ago but we have had no r...


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Rebooting- Starting Over and Seeing What's Important
Rebooting - Starting over and Seeing What is Important. Thanking God for Mental Illness and Holiness Life is like a roller coaster: some years seem to go smooth without going through much tension or trouble. Then, some years become that great stretch going up the steep incline before th...


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Hello Everyone, Just wanted you to know that I have not forgotten you. Unforeseen events are happening at the Duffhouse and we need your prayers. I am not able to post the blogs or work on the mail until things are resolved. My wife is sick and I am being laid off . So we could REALLY use yo...


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Providing Ministry to those with Mental Illnesses
Providing Ministry to those with Mental Illnesses Part 1 Hello Everyone, PRINTING UPDATE: I wish to thank everyone who helped donate to print the Stations of the Cross. They came out beautiful. The cost to mail one is more than $2.00 in postage. Order your booklet today by email or snail ma...


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Praying For Those With Mental Illness
Praying for Those Who Have Mental Illness By Marianne Komek - see:  Advisory Committee of the Guild of St Benedict Joseph Labre If we are going to truly empathize with and accompany those who have a mental illness, as Christians, we must pray for them. Jesus said, “Apart from m...


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We are All Called to be Missionaries in this time of the COVID 19 Crisis- Prevent Suicide
We are All Called to be Missionaries in this time of the COVID19 Virus- Prevent Suicide What does the Catholic Church believe about baptism? For Roman Catholics, baptism by water is a sacrament of initiation into the life of the children of God (Catechism of the C...


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Stations of the Cross Project-  Printing Stage
Stations of the Cross for Persons with Mental Illness and their Family and Friends Hello Everyone, I am very excited to share with you our new devotions to The Stations of the Cross. I recently mentioned that this devotion was in process and I asked for your recommendations abou...


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Litany of Saints for Mental Illness- Take #2 I am ever amazed when I research topics pertaining to this Apostolate. Two years ago on my blog dated Dec 13th 2018, I asked myself,  Can Saints have mental illness?  I started researching about saints with mental ill...


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The L' Arche Community- an Aspiration for Us.
L'Arche Community Homes- An Aspiration for the Guild of St. Benedict Joseph Labre Hello Everyone, I wanted to share this week my reflections about the L'Arche community residences, I am sure many of you have heard of Jean Vanier who is the founder of the community homes for those with ...


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Why a Need for the Stations of the Cross for the Mentally Ill?
The Special Relationship That Exists Between a Person with Mental Illness and God - A Cause for Meditation on the Passion of Jesus Christ. Timothy Duff, STM, NACC board certified chaplain Since the beginning of the Guild's founding, I have pondered the question: Can someone who i...


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