Marriage & Family Schema Therapy Institute
President: Romuald B. Simeone
Romy is a genetic historian and former foreign mission catechist, poet & writer. He has just published: Bible, Love Letters From Your Father, Books of John, Vol. 3, Letters of John, Lectio Divina, Dialog International Press.
Vice President: Rev. Norman Supancheck
Fr. Norm is a priest in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He works at Bishop Allemany High School, Mission Hills California, and St. Didacus Parish, Sylmar. He is one of the ecclesial founders of the Marriage Encounter Movement and has been a foreign missionary, affecting entire segments of the population in such places as Mauritius Island and elsewhere. He has just published: When Love Calls, a Memoir of Great Devotion, together with Marcus Brotherton.
Chief Financial Officer: Samuel Wood
Sam is an evangelist and teacher working at St. Mary's High School, Menasha, Wisconsin.
Robert Zemple, Baker Tilly, Appleton, WI (partner & accountant)
Rev. John Girotti, ( full-time study of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from Rector of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, effective May 11, 2014.)
Our History & Beliefs:
We have much yet to accomplish! We are an organization established for the healing of relationships between and within persons, families and organizations. Our special passion is to bring healing to marriages and families. We believe true healing comes through the grace of the Holy Spirit, even in lives who do not yet know Him. At Healing International, Inc., each of us believe and try to live being "Jesus-Centered", believing that God is the author and giver of life and joy!
We were formed in 1986 and received exempt status in 1987. Psychologist Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco and foreign mission catechist, historian & biblical expert Romuald B. Simeone were the founders together with the Advisor Most Rev. Tomas A. Clavel D.D. the Archbishop Emeritus of Panama and former Hispanic Vicar of the Diocese of Orange, CA.
Dr. Chiara relates the story that Archbishop Clavel originally urged her to start the non-profit to place into lay hands a center for domestic evangelization and healing of the inner person. The Archbishop, who was very much our dear spiritual father, was himself a psychologist from Panama. He also commissioned Romuald (Romy) B. Simeone to create specific texts that he believed would be valuable in helping persons encounter Jesus. These are the series: “Bible, Love Letters From Your Father”, “Volume One: Lectio Divina, Gospel of John; Volume Two: Lectio Divina, Letters of John; and Volume Three: Lectio Divina, Revelations.”
Bringing persons back to Jesus was the issue Archbishop Clavel was most concerned about. He wanted to evangelize existing Catholics and Christians by healing their relationship with God and deepening their understanding of who the Real Jesus Christ is. As Hispanic Vicar he had seen many Catholics try to find Jesus outside of the Church and leave their Catholic faith without truly knowing and understanding what the Church teaches. Although Archbishop Clavel has since gone ahead of us to our Heavenly Home, his spirit still assists and pervades what we do, giving us a distinct "Jesus-Centered" focus.
Our ministry focuses on the disgruntled, discouraged, disenfranchised, and disheartened seeking something more in life.
We have three divisions to accomplish these goals:
One, our biblical and spiritual book writing and publishing: an aspect of
“The New Evangelization”: It is our special joy to help those outside the Church find love, connection and meaning in life by helping them connect with Jesus and fall in love with Him.
Two, connecting & teaching: our daily encounters with people of all walks of life; We try to connect in meaningful and personal ways that help people open up to hope, truth, meaning, and most of all the love and acceptance of Jesus which we hope to evidence. Jesus…the Only One who says things straight! Besides one on one, we give teaching and workshops.
Three, the Marriage & Family Schema Therapy Institute: Directed by licensed psychologist Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, we attempt to facilitate renewing hearts and minds, reconciling relationships, and binding up wounds. The Institute reaches out to persons of all faiths, respecting true diversity.
Schema Therapy with Couples
January 1, 2015