Includes: Autism, Alzheimer's, Bi-Polar, Depression, Dev. Disabled, Schizophrenia + all others

 

It is "...everyone's duty"              

    In the United States and around the world, a vast amount of people suffer from mental and emotional illnesses. Others are affected by it whether through family or friends.  Blessed Pope John Paul II gave our Guild his apostolic blessing in 1997, just one year after we were founded.  His understanding and great compassion toward these persons inspires us to support our members.  He has named the suffering of mental and emotional conditions,"The Illness of the Human Mind."  

Agony

 "Love Thy Neighbor"...

Persons who suffer from mental illness need the same spiritual comfort and support as their brothers and sisters in Christ.  It is integral to our human nature - to nourish our soul and connect with the God who loves us and will not abandon us in our hour of need.  

How then do we embrace these people of God?  How then to show an act of mercy?  While our faith community might lack spiritual support, we must remember to see the face of Christ; we must remember what Blessed Pope John Paul tells us, "it is everyone's duty to make an active response."  We remember, too, the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta:  "It is not enough for us to say: 'I love God', but I also have to love my neighbor.

See the Face of Christ...

Those who wish to support those with mental ad emotional illnesses must 'stand in and stand up' as a true friend.  We must see Christ in their faces:  "

Do Not Feel Helpless!

What to do?  First and foremost:  prayers for their intentions and spiritual sacrifices for their healing.  OFFER THEM A COMPASSIONATE AND UNDERSTANDING HEART.  This is what our Apostolate represents.  Read our website and see the words Spiritual Support. This is precisely what is needed.

We invite you to take our website pilgrimage with our patron saint, St. Benedict Joseph Labre! Let him tell you about some of God's most precious and unique sons and daughters: those who suffer from "The Illness of the Human Mind"


 

The Holy Wayfarer

It is an honor to be on pilgrimage with you.

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Mother Theresa

A few years before she died, Blessed Mother Theresa sent us a letter with these kind words: 



" Listen to Jesus saying to you, 'I looked for someone to comfort me and 

I FOUND ONE' 


The Guild of St Benedict Joseph Labre is the "ONE" comfort to Jesus  suffering in those with all types of mental illnesses.



Visit our V.I.P. page to see Blessed Mother Theresa's letter in it's entirety.

 

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               Pope and Mother Theresa

Pope John Paul II gave us his blessing.


 "Whoever suffers from mental illness 'always' bears God's image and likeness in himself, as does every human being." Bl. PJPII      


Come and Visit our V.I.P. Page and learn from Blessed John Paul II about the Illness of the Human Mind    


 Apostolate in Portrait

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