The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith is happy to announce our new website focusing on four areas of ministry that we offer to families in crisis. Our website is Nonnatus.org, so be sure to go to our site to learn about the great things we are doing to help families in crisis.
The first facet to what we offer to help families in crisis is prayer. We were formed through a religious order, the Mercedarians founded in the year 1218 in Barcelona, Spain through St. Peter Nolasco. When you send us a prayer intention, you can be sure that we will be praying for you and your family. Simply click this link below to send us a prayer request:
Prayer Intention for St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation
Our Mercedarian friars are here for you, and our Spiritual Moderator Fr. Ken Breen is available for free one-hour consultations. Whatever your situation may be, Father will take the time to listen and to guide you in the ways you are looking for help. He has talked to many people who are struggling especially people who are going through crisis or trauma. Click below to make an appointment to reach out via email to our director.
Appointment for Pastoral Consultation
Our Philly Nonnatus YouTube channel offers a variey of podcasts and videos for families affected by divorce and families in crisis. Be sure to subscribe below to our YouTube channel for updates on our new podcasts and series!
Philly Nonnatus YouTube Channel
Programs and Events
The foundation is now offering in-person and virtual events! Keep an eye on our Programs and Events page at Nonnatus.org. We have been in existence since 2015, and we continue to grow and find news ways to make outreach to those who need our help and our prayers. Check out our programs and events page by clicking below.
Programs and Events
Anne DeSantis, our Director, is here for you too and she would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out via email to learn more about SRNF. Click here to email Anne. You are in our prayers and the Church cares. God bless!
Vanessa Chastain is a friend of SRNF and a frequent Catholic blogger. Read all her inspiring posts HERE: Vanessa Chastain's Blog Post
Anne DeSantis,Director for the SRNF is an author at CatholicMom.com. Enjoy her reflections on Lent. "Lenten Hope" on the CatholicMom website
Please enjoy this post from Vanessa Chastain for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation here.
Read the latest blog post from Vanessa Chastain a friend of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith to enrich your prayer life. Read the post here.
Thank you to Vanessa Chastain for her blog posts. Vanessa's article relates to prayer life here.
Vanessa Chastain, a friend of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation has written a blog with prayer tips for broken families. Please see her blog link below.
The Mission of the Foundation
The mission of the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith is spiritual outreach to families in crisis. Since 2015 at our founding, our initial mission over these five years has been to those who are affected by divorce and separation.
We have brought retreats, on-line reflections and Masses, and support groups in order to help to bring healling to those famililes and individuals who have been somehow wounded by the affects of family break-up.
We continue our efforts, and our most recent work has been Catholic podcasts which are available on our YouTube site called "Philly Nonnatus". Learn more about our podcast on the events page of our website at Nonnatus.org.
Appointments are Available
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of Spiritual Direction appointments with our Spiritual Moderator and/or our Director, Anne DeSantis. If you have something you would like to discuss with a priest, you can find a safe place to have your questions answered and to find the healing you are looking for.
To make a one hour appointment, email our Director at this link. We are here for you and your family.
Feel free to share this information with a friend. We hope to be able to reach as many people as we can to serve them in their time of crisis.
Appointments are availble via phone call on an on-line platform. Just specifiy what you prefer and whether you would like a call with both our Spiritual Moderator and Director or just with the priest (Spiritual Moderator).
Learn more about us on our website at Nonnatus.org.
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation offer TWO new monthly podcasts through the foundation making outtreach to families in crisis.
The first podcast held the first Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. ET is the "Podcast for Catholics Affected by Divorce and Separation". This is a one-hour long podcast. Access to this podcast can be found at the YouTube channel for the foundation called "Philly Nonnatus". By SUBSCRIBING to the YouTube channel and clicking the small bell on the page you will receive ALL notifications for new podcasts and videos. You will be notified when the podcast is live on YouTube each month. Click here ot subscribe.
The last Thursday of each month is a "Podcast for Families in Crisis". This podcast will be held at 8 p.m. ET and is one hour. SUBSCRIBE to this podcast on YouTube at the "Philly Nonnatus" YouTube channel for notifications, and again, please click the little bell to receive notifications for live podcasts. Each month the foundation will feature guests ranging from adult children of divorce, and also topics such as anti-pornography, Natural Family Planning, human trafficking and other subjects related to families going through challenging times. Subscribe by clicking here.
In addition to our podcasts being available on YouTube, the podcasts are also shared on the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation's Facebook pages and can be viewed on FB. Please follow both St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation on Facebook and send a friend request to our profile called "Philly Nonnatus" to connect with us.
More Good News!
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation is pleased to announce collaborative work with two networks who are also producing and sharing our podcasts. Patchwork Heart Ministry and Fiat Ministsry Network are Catholic non-profits offering premium Catholic content to enrich your faith life. Please check out the website at Patchwork Heart Ministry by clicking here and also subscribe to their YouTube Channel here. Be sure also to like the Fiat Ministry Network Facebook page here for good Catholic programing.
Patchwork Heart Ministry and Fiat Ministry Network are sharing our podcasts on podcasting apps called Podbean and Tune In. Look for "Patchwork Heart Radio" on your favorite podcasting app and you will find these two new podcasts including the one for those affected by divorce and separation and for families in crisis.
Stay in Touch with Us
Check out our website at www.nonnatus.org to learn about the work we are doing to help families through offering spiritual accompaniment. Our mission is to make outreach to those families and individuals through prayerful outreach and dialogue.
Feel free to emai our director for more information at this link by clicking here. Our phone number is 215-870-9913. Text or call to stay in touch. We would love to hear from you and pray for your intentions.