By: Anne DeSantis
Losing a loved one can be one of the greatest challenges individuals and families experience in life. Whether it be a spouse, a parent, a friend, or child, the pain that comes with loss can be devastating. The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation offers pastoral accompaniment for families in crisis by offering the spiritual works of mercy. We have helped hundreds of people to find the needed healing related to the adversities life. One of those crises is finding the hope and care after losing a person very close. Below are three ways to find that healing which is needed after losing someone dear.
Reflecting on the Good Times of the Past
Recalling the good times in a relationship after a person has passed away is one way to find healing. Memories are gifts from God, and recalling those good times of the past and celebrating them in some way may bring peace. Whether it is a spouse or someone else close to you life, those memories are real, and they are God's way of reminding you that love will never die. Hold onto those positive memories.
Cling to Your Faith
As Catholics, are greatest gift is our faith and the celebration of the sacramental life. Turning to your faith for solace and consolation is the best way to find healing. It is also a prime way to know and love God which is the most important aspect of life. Spiritual reading, reflection, and staying close to the sacraments is a beautiful way to find hope and to experience the Lord's presence. Stay close to God during your darkest times, and trust in His Will for you life.
Prayer is communication with God. It involves both listening and speaking. Spend time with Jesus in prayer. Don't be afraid to ask for prayer from trusted friends and close family members. Reach out to your pastor, and stay connected to your parish community. Make oureach to those who understand grieving. Perhaps seach for a support group for those who have lost a loved one or are experiencing loss. Through prayer and in God's time, you will be able to move on in faith after losing someone so dear to your heart.
Reach Out to SRNF
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith was formed by the Mercedarian Religious Order to bring God's love to those families who have experienced crisis. We are here for YOU and your family! Reach out to us to schedule a free pastoral consulation with a Mercedarian friar. During your session, you will find the listening ear and the guidance of the Catholic Church you are searching for. Click below to make your appointment. We CARE and are here for your in your time of grief and crisis.
Free Pastoral Consultation with a Mercedarian Friar
By: Anne DeSantis
Deacon Jack Hasson was a guest on our podcast through the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith. He is a team member at the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. The CFGP is the fundraising arm of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia which helps a great many nonprofits to be more visible to those residing in the Greater Philly area and for their missions to be more pronounced. SRNF is one of those nonprofits, and we are blessed to be working together with the Catholic Foundation through a new fund which helps us to reach more families in crisis.
Recently, Deacon Jack joined the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for a short podcast to discuss the work of The CFGP, Deacon Jack's ministry as a permanent deacon, and also his work as a board member with SRNF. Our foundation is truly excited about this collaborative effort, as we believe it will help us to bring hope and healing to families who experience crisis and who need to know the Church DOES indeed care. To listen to the podcast with Deacon Jack, click below:
St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation Podcast with Deacon Jack Hasson of The CFGP
Our Fund with CFGP
Fundraising and grants are a very important aspect of staying afloat as a nonprofit organization. For a foundation to continue on its mission, help is needed to educate, to spread the word, and to partner with to make greater outreach. The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation has a mission to bring pastoral care and support to those families who have faced all kinds of adversities by providing the spiritual works of mercy. The listening ear, the care, and the guidance of the Catholic Church are what we provide. To learn more about our fund with The CFGP, click below. Most of all, keep our good work in your prayers.
The SRNF Fund with The CFGP