Tag: veterans

Local Catholic retreat to offer healing, mercy for vets

ORLANDO | Recognizing that all kinds of organizations help veterans, two veterans, both Catholics, hope an inaugural retreat will display the Catholic Church’s desire to help veterans in need of comfort, support, healing and mercy. San Pedro Spiritual Development Center in Winter Park will offer the Reconciling Veterans Retreat Saturday, Nov. 9. The daylong event… Read more »

Counseling, faith in Christ help veterans overcome PTSD

ORLANDO | Every November, while families and friends honor the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces, some returning soldiers may need special assistance readjusting to the world they left behind. Unfortunately, many of America’s veterans suffer from mental health issues when they come home from combat. For these soldiers, the psychotherapy they… Read more »

Vets blanketed with praise

NORTH PALM BEACH | St. Paul of the Cross in North Palm Beach paid tribute to local heroes and veterans during a late morning Mass on Veterans Day Nov. 11, with main celebrant Father Thomas Lafreniere, pastor. Father Lafreniere greeted all attending the Mass that began with a procession to the altar. Two men in… Read more »

Veterans found ‘life-changing,’ ‘healing’ experience at Lourdes

Veterans taking part in the 2018 Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage to France said the journey has positively influenced their lives and benefited those around them. Maj. Jeremy Haynes, a first-time spiritual pilgrim and Lourdes visitor, said he is a changed man since visiting the shrine, where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in a series… Read more »