By: Anne DeSantis
What are the Benefits of Scheduling a Pastoral Consultation?
The St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith offers a free pastoral consultation with a Mercedarian friar as one of the primary offerings made available to those who need our support. What are the benefits to scheduling one? One of the first things clients tell us is how grateful they are that the consultations we offer are free of charge. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, so everything we offer is free. We were founded by the Mercedarian Religious Order in 2015, and since that time we continue to offer all of our services without cost. We operate through the generous donations of those who wish to be a part of our mission by partnering with us in this way.
The main benefit of the pastoral consult is the healing received as you will have a chance to be heard, tell your story, and to find the guidance of the Catholic Church during the call. We offer the calls either as a cell phone conversation or as an on-line call on a platform such as Zoom or Skype. Our Mercedarian friars do an excellent job at listening, guiding, and praying for those we help through the consultation. Please note: we are not licensed counselors or therapists. What we offer is a listening ear, prayer and care, and the guidance of the Church. If you do need a therapist, be sure to check out our Outside Resources page where we list highly qualified licensed therapists. (The information is toward the bottom of the website page.)
You May Have as Many Appointments as Needed
Another major benefit of scheduling with us is the fact that you can have as many appointments as needed. We have had quite a few returning friends who have contacted us more than one time asking to have another scheduled call with a friar. Our clients are those within the following catagories: families in crisis, those seeking pastoral help for their marriage, and for those affected by divorce/separation. Every non-profit has a targe audience, and these are the areas we focus on. If you do not fit within these catagories or areas, please check-out or Outside Resources page which could be helpful in your finding the proper outreach you are looking for.
Schedule with Us!
We would love to hear from you. Be sure to make your appointment with us for your consultation. Click the link below to schedule:
Free Pastoral Consultation
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