Forgiveness: Essential to the Healing Process

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Recorded on May 16, 2017

Forgiveness: Essential to the Healing Process

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Forgiveness is a central message in the teaching of Jesus. It has been discovered that people who carry a lot of resentments, hurts and bitterness suffer illnesses. Strained relationships, experiences and events require healing and one of the most effective strategies is to find healing through forgiveness. As spiritual care agents, all are called to find paths for our brothers and sisters to healing and spiritual growth.

Bro. Wayne Fitzpatrick, MM, MA, MS, CGM Managing Director, Senior Care and Transition Services, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

Br. Wayne J. Fitzpatrick, MM holds an M.A. Degree in Theology from the Maryknoll School of Theology, Maryknoll, NY and an M.S. Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD.

He trained overseas in Guatemala, and served there from 1976 until 1979. In 1979 Brother Wayne took his Perpetual Oath to the Society and was assigned in 1981 to the Vocation Task Force for Recruitment in the United States. He was the first Brother ever elected to Maryknoll’s General Council and he was appointed Secretary General of the Society. In May 1995, he was appointed Interim Vocation Director and supervised the reorganization of the Society’s Vocation Office. In October 1996 Brother Wayne was reelected to the General Council at the Tenth General Chapter in Hong Kong and again named Secretary General. He has also been an active participant in the promotion of the Brotherhood vocation in the United States, working closely with the National Assembly of Religious Brothers serving as a member of their National Board from June 1985 to June 1988. Bro. Wayne is presently Managing Director of the Senior Care and Transition Services for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. He also serves as the Assistant Regional Superior for the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers in the U.S.

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