MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School of Healing Prayer
School Overview and Schedule
The School of Healing Prayer began in 2011 at the House of Prayer in St. Augustine Florida. As Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, we recognized a continued need for Christ’s healing for all who are following Him and serving others in ministry. As we are healed, we are able to grow in intimacy and holiness with Christ. We become more like Jesus and are better able to live out our identity, destiny, and purpose in Christ as we bring His love and Gospel to others.
At this time our 2024 class is full.
We are accepting applications for 2025
and if a space opens for
2024 we will be happy to let you know.
To bring Christ’s healing love and refreshment to Catholics (laity, ordained, & religious) and other Christians serving in ministry, thus allowing them to more deeply serve as instruments of God’s healing, mercy, and love to all who are hurting.
This program is designed to enable Catholics, and other Christians to understand and receive Christ’s healing ministry and begin to integrate aspects of this ministry into their care and service to others.
COST OF THE COURSE:
The cost of the school is $900 this includes all courses and course material, room and board with a semi private room. There is limited availability for a private room at an additional cost of $180.
Participants will be able to:
- Encourage others more deeply with the compassion and mercy received in Christ (1Cor. 1:3-4).
- Articulate their relationship with Christ and minister to others out of His love.
- Experience a deeper presence of the Lord’s healing for themselves.
- Integrate principles of healing prayer into their own lives, families, and ministries.
- Evangelize by seeking out and responding in Christ’s love to those who are hurting and brokenhearted.
Overview of Christian Healing; Conceptual Model of Healing; Inner Healing: Sanctification Through the Holy Spirit; Physical Healing; Salvation: The Most Important Type of Healing; Holy Spirit: Agent of Healing; Forgiveness: Key to Healing; Who I am in Christ; Healing of Families; Conception to Birth Healing; Prayer for Those Suffering Trauma and Other Hurts; Occultism: Major Block to Healing: Introduction to Deliverance; Spiritual Orphans: Mother & Father Wounds; Resources. Other topics and sessions will be implemented at some future date.
SETTING & FORMAT:
All sessions will be held at the beautiful Marywood Retreat and Conference Center, St. Johns, FL. This is a tranquil setting that provides the atmosphere necessary to step away from the business of life and into a time of growth with the Lord. Excellent meals are provided and rooms private or semi-private are available. Learn More: Marywood Retreat and Conference Center
Currently, we hold one school a year with the program beginning on a Sunday night with dinner at 5PM, a beautiful opening Mass and orientation. We continue with 4 day/evening sessions and a half-day session on the 5th day
The format includes formal teachings, testimonies, small groups, personal prayer ministry, Daily Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours, and group prayer/worship sessions. All small groups are led by a Certified Spiritual Director. We are blessed to have a Catholic Priest available throughout the school to assist us in many ways, most especially in Celebrating Eucharist and Reconciliation.
Upcoming School Dates:
- June 2-7, 2024
- June 1-6, 2025
- June 7-12, 2026
Meet the Teachers
Mary Shaw Phd. – Teacher
Dr. Shaw has been serving in the healing ministry since 1996, bringing His comfort, healing to the broken-hearted and freedom to those in captivity (Is. 61:1). She received her doctorate in Nursing from the University of Florida. Mary received extensive training at the International Catholic Program for Evangelization, Pastoral Counseling Program in Germany, Neil Lozano’s Unbound Prayer, Christian Healing Ministries, Amazing Love Healing Ministries, and in Eastern Europe mission field often with Renewal Ministries. Dr. Shaw teaches and ministers to Priests, Seminarians, Religious, and Catholic leaders in Slovakia and the Czech Republic on healing prayer, inner healing and deliverance. Mary is a gifted conference speaker, retreat leader, seminar leader, and teacher. She is a certified Spiritual Director (2012) through The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in affiliation with Franciscan University.
Susie Hagerty – Teacher
Susie has served as the director of the Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament since 2022. She graduated from The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in affiliation with Franciscan University in 2009. She has had extensive spiritual education and training. Through Christian Healing Ministries, Unbound, Renewal Ministries, Living Waters Ministries and Inner Healing Prayer Ministries throughout the Diocese of Saint Augustine. She has served with the Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament since 2006. Susie has extensive experience presenting retreats across the Diocese of Saint Augustine and has been an instructor at The Catholic School of Healing Prayer. She is also a loving wife of 33 years, mother of 4, and Mimi to 7 grandbabies
Janice Capano – Teacher
Janice is the assistant director of the Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament community in St. Augustine. She is a lifetime Marian Servant and graduated from Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spiritual Direction in January 2013. She is a practicing Spiritual Director and attended the Marian Servant School of Healing as a participant and member of the core team. Janice is a retired Registered Nurse and is presently in the process of being certified as an end-of-life doula. Janice and her husband David have been married for 50 years. They are the parents of 3 children and have 5 grandchildren.
Mary Rousseau – Teacher
Mary has been a missionary on multiple trips to Haiti, Jamaica and Africa. She has studied extensively at Christian Healing Mission Ministries School and completed levels one through four, and she is a Certified Spiritual Director (2012) through The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in affiliation with Franciscan University. Mary has been a member of the Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, and in 2016 became a lifetime member and served as the Assistant Director of Marian Servants of the Blessed Sacrament from 2017 to 2021. Mary is one of the founding developers of the unbound prayer ministry at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Fl. Mary has been an instructor at many retreats, Life in the Spirit, Lenten retreats, and others. She has also been a guest instructor at The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality.
Forrest Yankee – Teacher
Forrest has a doctorate in Religion and Societal Studies, and a masters degree in Social Work. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Florida. She had a private practice of Christian psychotherapy for thirty-five years in Panama City, Florida, where she integrated her Christian/Catholic faith into her clinical work, offering guidance on spiritual issues and prayer with her clients, where appropriate. In addition, she gave workshops on stress management, marriage, prayer, and other. She taught adjunct at Gulf Coast Community College in Mental Health Technology and Psychology, and later was an Associate Professor in Social Work at Florida State University in Panama City, Florida, before she moved with her husband to Ponte Vedra Beach in 2016. She has a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Cenacle in Clearwater, Florida, and offers spiritual direction at her church. She has been a professed member of Discalced Carmelites since 1998.
Rev. William (Bill) Henry – Teacher
Fr. Bill Henry Speaker, Spiritual Director, Ignatian and Inner Retreat presenter, Marian Servant Graduated from The Cenacle of Our Lady of Divine Providence School of Spirituality in 1995.
Rev. Martin L. Ibeh – Teacher
Father Martin L. Ibeh is a priest of the diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. Originally from the Southeastern Nigeria, Father Ibeh arrived in the States in September 2010. He earned a Master of Theology from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis. Having lived a contemplative religious life for 8 years, then Brother Ibeh felt called to a more active community. In 2015, he was accepted to study for the Diocese of St. Augustine, Florida. Fr. Ibeh was sent to St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida. He graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) in 2018 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 12, 2018.
Since ordination, Fr. Ibeh is joyfully engaged in priestly ministry, serving as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, St. Augustine, and as chaplain of Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine. Fr. Ibeh is the author of Dawn At Last, (His life story, an exciting story of faith and an arduous journey that reminds us of the amazing things God can do when we say YES to Him); the founder of Society of St. Bartimaeus, a non profit organization working to establish support systems for underserved people with disabilities, especially the blind and the frail elderly, in Nigeria. God has been using Fr. Ibeh in healing ministry; devotees always looked forward to his First Friday Mass and Adoration for healing held at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, St. Augustine.
School Application Process
The application process includes the following documentation and must be received in its entirety before you may be scheduled for a school session; this includes:
- Fill out and submit the application.
- Have your reference form completed and submitted. An email will be sent to the address you provide in the application form with directions to complete your reference form.
- Pay the $150 application fee