By: Anne DeSantis
When family crisis occurs, it is sometimes hard to navigate what to do first. Of course, there are many areas of challenge, and there are levels and degrees of the varied types of adversities which families face. As people of faith, one may ask: What do I do first when I am shaken to the core of my faith because of a crisis? How do I navigate the troubled waters of my life?
The St. Raymond Nonnatus May Be Able to Help
As a Catholic non-profit organization, the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation has made it the most important task of our existence since 2015 to make pastoral outreach to families in crisis. This is exacly why SRNF was formed by the Mercedarian friars to offer spiritual and pastoral care to families facing adversities and tough times.
One of the most visited pages on the SRNF website is our Outside Resources page listing many non-profits and organizations which help families and individuals who are in need of pastoral support and /or other areas of outreach. To learn more click on the title below to be brought to the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation Outside Resources page:
Outside Resources from SRNF
What is the First Thing to Do When Crisis Hits?
To answer this question in all honesty, two answers come to mind. First and foremost, prayer is number one when adversity comes to a family. It may be so difficult to pray and to trust God, but our faith is what sustains us in hard times. Even if it is just an aspiration to ask for God's help, this is the best way to get through those tough times of life by depending on the Lord for strength and for his providence and guidance.
The second answer it to get the appropriate help depending on your situation. Of course, the right kind of help will vary greatly depending on your situation. If you need pastoral help, you are in the right place. Perhaps one of the first things you may wish to do is to make a free pastoral appointment with a Mercedarian friar through the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation. This is easy to do, and our friars are receptive to your pastoral needs in terms of listening, care, prayer, and guidance. Click the link below to set up your free appointment. You may have as many appointments as needed. Again, SRNF is here for YOU and your family. The Church cares and so does the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family, and Faith.
Free Pastoral Consultation Link