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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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We Need Your Input for the Stations of the Cross
You Input is Needed: The Stations of the Cross for the Mentally Ill Hello Everyone, I want to thank everyone who donated to help us produce, print and mail out our 2020 Newsletter.  It is being completed in record time this year. So many of you have generous heart...


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St Benedict Joseph Labre and A Litany of Saints to End the COVID 19 Pandemic Well, here it is, as promised. I put together a litany of saints for the COVID 19 pandemic.  I chose 13 saints which also includes our own St. Benedict Joseph Labre as you know from my previous blog. (click here if ...


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St Benedict Joseph Labre- A Patron for Covid 19
Pray to our Patron to Stop this Pandemic- St Benedict Joseph experienced something similar As I prepare to put together a litany of saints to pray to end the COVID 19 pandemic, I want to first share why "St. Benedict Joseph fits the bill" (see my blog from last week).&n...


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The COVID-19 Viral Crisis and Its Effect on Our Mental Health
The COVID-19 Viral Crisis and Its Effect on Our Mental Health Lately, as I am present on the front lines of healthcare in both a religious community and in a secular hospital,  I can see the impact of the quarantine and isolation. This in a small way, is a sample of what the entire world is ...


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Who Is Saint Corona- A Patron for Epidemics?
Who is Saint Corona?- Possible Patron of Epidemics . A lot of people have inquired about Saint Corona and not much has been clarified.  As I was searching myself, I came a across a secular website describing the saint. Again, this goes to show evidence that the COVID 19 viral pandemic h...


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Compassionate Listening- An Act to Bring God's Mercy
Compassionate Listening- An Act to Bring God's Mercy Today, April 19:  Divine Mercy Sunday!  Blessings to you, our dear friend, St. Faustina!   I would like to share about the value and importance of being present to someone with mental illness (MI). We embody th...


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