Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Encouraging news from the new director of Joseph House in Manchester, New Hampshire...

Colleen McCormick, the new director of Joseph House in Manchester, New Hampshire, an apostolate connected to Ste. Marie's Parish in the city, has left a comment at this Blog.  She writes:

"Today at Joseph House we have many active prayer and ministry groups. We have Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, Lectio Divina, Intercessory Prayer, and Healing Prayer Ministry. If you have not visited us lately, or never stopped in, I would encourage you to join us the first Sunday of each month beginning this December 4th, as we pray a Holy Hour of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Holy Hour starts at 7pm and no reservations are necessary. It would be a wonderful way to introduce or reintroduce yourself to the Joseph House prayer community."

Blessings in JMJ,
Colleen McCormick

This is indeed encouraging news.  For years I have been warning of the dangers of Centering Prayer.  Back in 2005, I warned my readers that Joseph House was heavily promoting this method of contemplative prayer.  Now, thanks be to God, Joseph House has recognized its dangers.  See here.

I was ostracized by the pastor at the time - Father Marc Montminy.  But I hold no grudge.  Instead I have been praying for Ste. Marie's and for Joseph House.  And I consider this an answer to prayer.  Praise be Jesus Christ!

1 comment:

Derek said...

This is really great news Paul. Joseph House was mired in new age spirituality for a long time. And its former director also was in favor of women's ordination. Let us all thank the Holy Spirit for this positive development.

Site Meter