I am very sorry Mass is an isolating experience for you. When I lived in Tokyo, a big Church had a sign language interpreter at their 10:00 Mass each Sunday. The volunteer sign language interpreter was also Catholic. Have you talked to your priest to see if they could find a volunteer or hire a professional interpreter?
Hi, I joined this group a while back, but I was uncertain if I had posted here in the forum. Anyway, I have a diagnosis of Major Depression, with anxiety issues and not to mention jealousy issues as well. I could use prayers and support. My patron is St. Dymphna, but I would like to know more about the patron of this group. I will try not to turn this into a "woe is me" post and threads, but I can't guarantee. Anyway, I'll pray for you all. any info on your patron here(I I forgot the name already) would be welcome.
God love you all
I was browsing groups and found this one. I have a mental disability that keeps me from working, but because my IQ was normal, some people think I'm lazy. I'm very sensitive and could use support from other mentally disabled Catholics. God bless.
I also suffer with mental health problems as well as physical problems and sometimes feel that I don't have a purpose. When I feel like that I put the news on, then I do the most powerful thing anyone can do. I pray for the people who have been on the news. I also pray for people I know. If I was well and fit I would not have so much time to pray. I also read a lot. One book I have read is by Joni Eareckson Tada. She broke her neck and felt she didn't have a purpose, then she found her purpose. I recommend you read her first book Joni. It really shows that we all have a purpose. I hope this helps. I will say a prayer for you and pray that God leads you to His purpose.
My the Lord bless and keep you in all your endevours. I to have anxiety type disorders with depression. It is hard. I know.
College is a great step within the world. An important step to go beyond. Take your major as you want... but remember something I learned when I was in college.
The world like degrees... the line that says what you majored in is sometime curcomstancial... if you have trouble, fall backi to a liberal arts or science degree. Librial arts allows you to take all the nessesary areas. If you find something to your liking, you can go into that... to take up the slack.
Going into a seminary is a very excellent area. You must understand what it takes. A commitment to God. A priest must take celebcy or a decean a vow of the Lord.
Two fantastic areas is that you are devoted to the Lord! If you become a priest, you become a person who is married to the church... everyone who steps through those doors is your marital vow. You gain a whole church.
As deacon, you allow yourself a wife to be and vocation within a church. It is no less important than a priest. You gain vocation to all the followers of your church... and have a mission, just as importaqnt. to administer to your flock... those who need you in the church.
I will pray for you. But, what ever you decide, my prayers are with as administer of Christ, what he did and what he now promised. Praise be to God, for you can be advocate for Christ...
I suffer from many soicial type diabilities. Social Anxiety, Depression, OCD and anything under the sun which contributesa to these things.
I am a new Catholic. This means I was brought up Lutheran, became Methodist... and after praying and hoping Mother Mary would hear my prayers for my cry of help... became Catholic in honor of her of her advocancy.
So, how did I get there? My Mother was Church of England...Epesciplian... or something like that since I have no dictionary at the moment. Somewhere in this site there is one, but if you can read my writing, I think it's all right.
When I was born, she was Methodist turned Lutheran... I married Lutheran, divorced Lutheran, became Methodist becasue of my Mom and learned the cenceptual viewpoints of the Bible, But it was not enough.
The anxiety destroyed my marriage, made it hard to see my lovely daughter, My Mom, now a great social asset and a lovely relationship had a stroke... and is now across state in a nursing home. It's hard to call her. No money. At least she knows this. My best friend left me for Florida...never said goodbye... just left... So I am as lonely as a person can imagine.
Yet, I prayed to Mother Mary... or Petioned or as advocate... but, she did answer my prayers... so I am now Catholic in devotion to this blessed Saint.
So that is where I come from.
My backgrounbd is far from just being OCD... I have psych knowledge. This knowledge with the holy Spirit might help people. So I am glad to meet you... I hope my posts might help you...and maybe you can herlp me to. God bless you and Keep you...
I'm sorry; I have found it difficult to navigate through this part of CAF. Do you have a link or something?
I'm really in trouble from pain and don't know what to do. My doctor isn't going to give me more pain meds and I'm at level 9-10 out of 10. I just hurt so much and it's not stopping. I need some help. I have no money to see a pain doctor. If I had a gun.....well, I guess it's a good thing that I don't. WHY WON'T IT EVER STOP?