Saint Luke President Recommissioned as a Missionary of Mercy
VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis has recommissioned Saint Luke Institute President Fr. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., as a Missionary of Mercy. His Holiness originally made Father and over 1,000 priests Missionaries for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. That charge was to have ended on November 20, 2016, at the Jubilee’s close.   But during an April 10 meeting that brought 550 of these clerics together at the Vatican, the Holy Father indefinitely extended the mandate.   In his ...
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Is it ADHD?: Case Study
Lukenotes, Winter 2017 Main article | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives Father Alex came to Saint Luke Institute for an evaluation at the request of his diocese’s vicar for clergy. Father had gone to him, feeling his priesthood was falling apart. He was stressed, could not seem to manage time, kept jumping between projects, and felt completely overwhelmed.    During his evaluation, the 42-year-old priest’s speech was rambling and a little impulsive. He ...
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Is it ADHD?
Lukenotes, Winter 2017 Case study | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives I recently stumbled upon a quote that struck me: “The essence of verification is the convergence of multiple lines of reasoning at a singular point.” At the time, I thought that it was catchy and might come in handy one day. Then it dawned on me: “That’s exactly the approach that I use to diagnose ADHD.” ADHD, or ...
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Terry and Jeannie Lindsay Receive 2017 Saint Luke Award
Terry and Jeannie Lindsay Receive National Award   Charles T. “Terry” and Jeannie Lindsay received the 2017 Saint Luke Award from Saint Luke Institute during a benefit held at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 16.   The Saint Luke Award is given annually to a person or persons whose professional life or charitable works embody the ideals of the Institute: the rebuilding of the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual life of ...
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New Aging and Memory Evaluation
Over 47.5 million adults suffer from declines in memory and thinking. While many people may assume cognitive decline in older adults is due to dementia, there are a number of possible causes: psychological, neurological and physical.    A comprehensive evaluation is an important step for diagnosis and determining the appropriate treatment.    Saint Luke Institute's new Aging and Memory Evaluation is a three-week evaluation at our main center in Silver Spring, Maryland. The assessment ...
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Saint Luke Mourns Death of William Mann, Founding Chairman of the Board
It was with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Mr. William Mann, the founding Chairman of the Board for Saint Luke Institute. He was instrumental in the vision and development of Saint Luke Institute from our first days 40 years ago and he continued, with his wife Anna, to encourage and support our mission.   As with many people, Bill’s interest in psychological treatment began when someone who was ...
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Cultural Identity and International Ministers: Case Study
Lukenotes, Summer 2017 Main article | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives Father Charles grew up in a large family in a small town in Nigeria. His parents were not wealthy, but had a deep faith. They took their eight children to Mass every Sunday and often during the week, and prayed the rosary together every evening.   They were very proud of their eldest son when he announced he was becoming a priest. ...
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Cultural Identity and International Ministers
Lukenotes, Summer 2017 Case study | PDF for download (article + case study) Lukenotes archives With over one-third of U.S. parishes identified as multicultural, 25 percent of newly ordained priests born in other nations, and 10,000 international religious ministering or studying in the U.S. (CARA), diversity enriches and challenges pastoral ministry.   Successful ministry in this diverse environment calls for acculturation – adaptation to a new culture through the adoption of values and customs while retaining ...
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Saint Luke President Participating in National Convocation
  Capuchin Father David Songy, S.T.D., Psy.D., will be a participant in the national Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel, bieng held in Orlando, Florida over the July 4 holiday weekend.   This major national gathering for Church leaders is being organized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Participants will focus on at challenges and opportunities facing the Church today in the context of our call for a new ...
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A Nice Surprise!
Today we received a nice surprise - flowers from a client grateful for more than 30 years of sobriety. The flowers are beautiful, but even more is the healing they represent.    This has turned into a week of looking back - and forward.   We are preparing to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year and have been enjoying newsletters from the early days as we look at our history. We found a couple ...
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