Resources for the
Separated, Divorced, and Widowed
Patron Saint of Divorced Persons:
Prayer of a Separated/Divorced Person
Father, I belong to you.
I place myself anew in your hands
and acknowledge you as Master and Lord of my life.
Grant me the gift of a forgiving heart
and cleanse me of any anger,
hostility or revenge.
Heal my hurts and wounds and teach me to rely on your love.
Grant me wisdom of heart
and strengthen me by your grace to move on in faith,
in trust and in love.
Thank you Lord for your love in my life.
For information on how to go through the process to receive an annulment or for any information regarding the validity of marriages, please contact the Diocesan Tribunal. Phone: 225-336-8755
Top Ten Annulment Myths
Catholic Annulments: Frequently Asked Questions
A peer social ministry group for persons who have lost a spouse through death. They meet regularly once a month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month around 11:30am. For more information, call Ruth Gauthier at 225-769-7017 or 225-272-3001. Or you can contact Myrle Browning at 225-755-0256.
If you have lost a spouse and would like some resources on grief and bereavement, click here.
Help Our Marriage
Faith Journeys Foundation - supports youth and young adults from separated or divorced families
The Catholics Divorce Survival Guide
Articles on Divorce
Different Wounds, Different Healing
Divorced and Single - Some Thoughts
Catholics Divorce - Common Questions
Articles on Being Widowed
From Widow's Grief to New Life
Prayers for Widows
Church's ministry to those who've lost a spouse: The opportunities, challenges
Spirituality for Widows