Hope and healing are available for those who are separated or divorced.
The Surviving Divorce support group offers support to people who are separated or divorced, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church. This group meets for twleve consecutive weeks to help bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage.
This 12-week support group will begin on Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm, September 3 through November 19 via ZOOM. Call 877-6585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration.
7 Things Catholics Should Know About Divorce, from Franciscan Media
- Non-divorced Catholics often come across as judgmental of the divorced.
- Not every marriage was “joined by God” even if it took place in a church.
- The divorced do not have to justify themselves.
- Sometimes, divorce changes one’s life for the better.
- Divorced persons don’t need to marry again to be happy.
- Some divorced persons hope their experiences makes you question assumptions about your marriage.
- Every marriage ends.
Read the full article from Franciscan Media
Resources from: Hope, Healing & Outreach for Catholics Who Are Separated or Divorced Workshop
November 8, 2018 in Burlington
Keynote speaker Lisa Duffy is a Catholic author, speaker, and divorce recovery expert who experienced an unwanted divorce in the early 1990s. She has nearly 20 years of personal experience helping people rebuild their lives after divorce. Author of many books on divorce recovery, most recently, Mending The Heart: A Catholic Annulment Companion, she has also instituted the Journey of Hope program for Catholic divorce support groups in parishes across the US and Canada. Aside from her dedication to her family, Lisa speaks at conferences, appears on television and radio, coaches one-on-one and in groups and holds online events. Learn more at lisaduffy.com.
Resources for separated and divorced Catholics
- Resources for Difficulties Married Couples Face
- Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce
- Resources for Divorced Catholics from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Lisa Duffy: Author, Blogger, Relationship and Divorce Recovery Expert
- Rose Sweet: Catholic Author and Speaker
- Help for Children
- Declaration of nullity
“Such persons need to feel not as excommunicated members of the Church, but instead as living members, able to live and grow … along the path of life and the Gospel.” —Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, 299