San Jose Chapter Resources
Pastoral Support for People with Mental Illness
This pamphlet is intended to be a resource to parishes for ministry to people with a major mental illness and their families.
Hope and Healing
A Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of California on Caring for those who suffer from Mental Illness Addressed to All Catholics and People of Goodwill (2018)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Santa Clara County – FaithNet
NAMI FaithNet is a network composed of members and friends of NAMI.
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Mantrams from Christian Tradition for Meditation
Sacred phrases, known as Mantrams, include ancient forms of Christian repetitive prayer used by the Desert Fathers.
Meditation of Mental, Emotional, Physical & Spiritual Health
A simple habit of the daily practice of MEDS can help balance the stressors of your life. MEDS stands for Meditation-Exercise-Diet-Sleep.
What Is the Difference Between Spiritual Direction and Psychological Counseling?
Wrestling with God. Wrestling with family issues. Wrestling with anxiety and depression. Wrestling with fear and sadness. All of these challenges are grist for spiritual direction and psychological…
I Thank You God For Most This Amazing….
This line begins a poem by e.e. cummings, an American poet who played with words, punctuation, and spacing to awaken his readers to open their eyes and ears and see with the spirit of the Divine…
The news, photos, and barrage of words in these past weeks horrify. Shock. Anger. Anxiety, Dismay. Distress. Depression. Fear. Grief. Sick at heart. Despair. Disbelief. Discontent. Inconsolable.…
Holy Silence: Essential to Holy Listening
The Social Justice Committee of St. Lucy apprised today’s landscape of well-being. As a result, they are piloting via ZOOM, Hope & Healing Prayer & Support Group for those…
Engaging with the Spirit with Help from Ignatius of Loyola
This week’s second reading from Romans 8:26-27 begins with “The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness.” Frequently a weak area in which we flounder is decision-making. Our…
Summer Reading for Spiritual & Emotional Well-Being
This summer promises to be a stay-at-home season. During this time, how about reading these autobiographies by women of faith on finding emotional and spiritual balance amidst turmoil. Each can be…