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a conduit of grace...


comforting the spirit of those struggling

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a conduit of grace...


comforting the spirit of those struggling

The Goal

The goal of Paracletia, Inc. is to serve as a conduit of grace to comfort the spirit and nurture hope for those whose lives have been shattered through abuse, incarceration, physical or mental illness and disability, chemical dependency and early pregnancy loss. We represent the presence of a loving God within a multi-cultural, ecumenical environment.

the mission

Paracletia, Inc. was created to provide confidential, compassionate pastoral care that can be missing in today's society. Those who have experienced loss often feel isolated, alone, devalued and unimportant to God. The thought that "God does not care for me" is seldom voiced, but often affects the individual's interpersonal relationships at home and at work.

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Azaleas


moving through the crisis of early pregnancy loss

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Azaleas


moving through the crisis of early pregnancy loss

Azaleas Ministry

An individual spiritual and emotional time of healing, the "Azaleas" ministry is for parents who have lost a baby during the first twenty weeks of pregnancy. This loss may be through miscarriage, abortion, or tubal pregnancy.

Mothers and fathers experiencing the death of their baby, grieve for their baby and the loss of an entire lifetime with that child. Grief and loss take time to resolve. Some parents have not been able to work through this loss which occurred many years ago; it continues to affect their interpersonal relationships at home and at work.

Azaleas was established to help individuals, as well as families, move through their crises toward re-establishing life without their baby. Personal growth can result from the parent striving to become whole again and realizing God really is a God of Love. We also provide a place to remember the baby: Azalea Gardens (click).

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Recovery


for girls & young women in recovery centers

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Recovery


for girls & young women in recovery centers

rafaTM: Recovery & Fellowship Anonymous

Thank you for coming here to help us with our spiritual problems. You answered... how can God love me after what I’ve done to other people?

Many individuals in recovery from addictions feel God has let them down. Some cannot overcome feelings of guilt and shame and are thus unable to worship with a faith community. Many individuals in recovery want to learn about God’s grace and forgiveness.

Paracletia, Inc. believes it is important that adolescent girls and young women in residential treatment are provided spiritual direction to help them deal with painful issues and find their Higher Power. Weekly spiritual groups and ecumenical worship services are conducted. As they accept God’s love and forgiveness, they will feel important to God and thus become better able to control their choices and behavior. Paracletia's ministry serves two residential treatment centers near Baton Rouge.

This unique community ministry serves those in recovery by using Scriptural teachings that are specifically correlated with the 12 steps of AA. God is presented as the Highest Power. Being able to share the sustaining, forgiving love of God helps individuals stay clean and sober.

Community spirituality groups can be help for those in recovery and individuals wanting God to work in their lives. 

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SPIRITUAL, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING


spiritual leadership for healing

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SPIRITUAL, PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING


spiritual leadership for healing

Counseling & Support Groups

I’ve been in treatment before, but no one has zeroed in on my anger toward my dealer. I know I must forgive him. Will you help me understand what forgiveness is? I know that is the only way I can stay clean and sober.

This spiritual support by Paracletia, Inc. can include, but is not limited to:

  • Conducting spirituality groups weekly with those in treatment which involves education, listening and supporting the spiritual needs expressed
  • Listening as individuals present Step 5 in which they verbally admit to their Higher Power, to themselves and to another human being the exact nature of their wrongs
  • Providing pastoral care to assist in dealing with any grief issues which may arise because those in treatment are separated from their families and faith communities
  • Establishing relationships with persons in treatment based on love and unconditional acceptance