The ministry of Life-Giving Wounds is focused on spiritual healing for adult children of divorce or separation. Attendees at a Recovering Origins Retreat will experience prayer throughout their weekend, in various forms. We believe that prayer is essential to the retreat and to continuing the path of healing after the weekend is over. Below are some suggestions of spiritual development and prayer resources that can help adult children of divorce or separation continue to grow in their relationship with God, the source of all healing.
Disclaimer: While the following resources are helpful in many respects, their listing on this page does not mean that Life-Giving Wounds endorses or agrees with every aspect or part of these resources. They are offered here in the hopes that some may be helpful to adult children of divorce or those who minister to them.
Have a suggestion? Please contact us and we’ll try to review it.
Books and Articles
33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Consecration to Divine Mercy by Michael E. Gaitley, 2016
“Carmelite Reflections on Lectio Divina” by Carlos Mesters, O. Carm.
The Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, 2005
The Eight Doors of the Kingdom: Meditations on the Beatitudes by Jacques Philippe, 2018
The Examen Prayer by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, 2006
God is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 2003
Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe, 2007
Poustinia: Encountering in Silence, Solitude, and Prayer by Catherine Doherty, 2014 (reprint)
The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 2000
Thirsting for Prayer by Jacques Philippe, 2014
“Vulnerability as a Place of Divine Encounter” by Deacon James Keating
Audio (MP3s and Podcasts)
Catholic Retreats focused on Other Wounds
Unfortunately, we realize that adult children of divorce are often at greater risk for various other wounds in life, so here are some retreat and ministry resources for dealing with them. If you know of others, then please let us know!
Domestic and Sexual Abuse: