4 Essential Catholic Resources for Healing and Wholeness

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary delves into 4 unique Catholic ministries that can help you or a loved one through grief, hurt, and loneliness and ultimately find healing and comfort.

  1. Redbird Ministries, a place of healing for parents who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage. “Redbird serves ordinary families who have been given an extraordinary cross to carry.”
  2. Courage, a ministry that offers community and resources for those navigating same-sex attraction and gender identity questions. “A Roman Catholic apostolate for men and women who experience same-sex attractions and those who love them.”
  3. Rachel’s Vineyard, a Ministry dedicated to those who have experienced the pain of abortion, providing retreats and support for healing. “Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild, and redeem hearts broken by abortion.”
  4. The John Paul II Healing Center and the Restore the Glory podcast offer workshops and insights for those seeking healing from life’s traumas. “At the John Paul II Healing Center, our mission is to embody his teachings by bringing concrete and tangible healing into people’s lives.”

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.