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Who We Are
The St. Padre Pio Center for Deliverance Counseling [SPCDC] is an outreach apostolate of the Oblates and Missioner of St. Michael (OMSM). The SPCDC was founded in 2003 as an outgrowth of the general Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance ministry that the OMSM began in 1993.
While formal solemn exorcisms by the Church are still relatively rare, they are on the increase, but demonic harassments and influences among people who may not qualify for or need a solemn exorcism as become pandemic.
SPCDC responds to this problem with information, education, and advice, and by providing the following services:
- to counsel with people who are having spiritual warfare problems that are beyond their capacity to handle;
- to counsel with people who are actually demonized but do not qualify for a solemn exorcism;
- to investigate "haunted" and infested houses and property; and
- to train eligible candidates on how to be Spiritual Warriors, Field Investigators, and Deliverance Counselors.
Our Counselors are highly trained in theology, angelology/demonology, psychology, critical thinking, investigative techniques, interviewing skills, clinical issues, and all aspects of what is necessary to perform deliverance counseling in a professional and successful manner. The training is rigorous and not everyone can complete it successfully. Students undergo approximately three years of academic, practicum, and clinical training, including a one year intership. Upon graduation, the new deliverance counselor is required to attend a three year residency.
The Distinctives that make us unique from other apostolates.
The Presumptions upon which we conduct our apostolate.
Why We Do This — the apostolate and the website.
Disclaimer — required reading for anyone visiting this website or wanting to seek help from our apostolate