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The latest stories, news, and more from Good Counsel . . .

Tricia A. Christ, Author at Good Counsel

A Beautiful Miracle at the Abortion Clinic Door

Posted by | Mar 10, 2018 | No Comments

Choosing Life & Becoming an R.N.

Today Good Counsel celebrates its 33rd Anniversary. As a way of expressing our deepest gratitude to God and all of our friends, supporters and staff that have made our mission possible, here is an inspirational story about one of our moms who turned her life around.

Dolly was six months pregnant and about to enter an abortion clinic. Directly above the abortion clinic was a pro-life ministry. It was there that Dolly, “met this beautiful lady and she told me we have an organization that can help you with your baby… Good Counsel.”

Right away Dolly was welcomed into a Good Counsel home where she was met with love, support, guidance, and hope when she had nothing and no way to support herself and her baby.  Dolly stayed at Good Counsel for a year and a half to complete her plan to reach her goals and move on to a new life with her son. Watch this video to see Dolly’s inspiring story. Read More

Welcome to the World, Little One!

Posted by | Feb 22, 2018 | No Comments

The new year at Good Counsel began with a mini baby boom with the birth of three babies on the same day in January.  Each announcement is exciting and fills everyone with hope.  Each baby born provides inspiration to continue working hard to aid the least among us, homeless, pregnant mothers with nowhere else to turn – until they turn to Good Counsel!
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Ash Wednesday Marks the Beginning of Lent 2018

Posted by | Feb 14, 2018 | No Comments

The Journey to Sacrificial Love begins today, Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Today’s Readings: Joel 2: 12-18; 2 Corinthians 5: 20-6: 2; Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

The prophet Joel calls us today to start our spiritual journey with our whole heart as we begin our fast. Why do we fast and abstain from pleasure? Because we know we are sinners and in great need of God’s mercy. Every journey needs to begin with a first step and today we take a step into church to receive ashes so that we may be marked by an outward sign that signifies an inner decision to repent. Read More

Join Us on The Journey to Sacrificial Love this Lent

Posted by | Jan 30, 2018 | No Comments

Please join us as we strive to give our hearts to Jesus during this Lenten Season.

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Good Counsel will offer a free Lenten devotional series entitled, The Journey to Sacrificial Love.

Each day you will receive an email that contains a free daily devotion, spiritual reflection, or short prayer to accompany you as you prepare for Our Lord’s Easter Resurrection.
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RSVP for “From the Heart Dinner Dance” 2018!

Posted by | Jan 17, 2018 | No Comments

Please join us as we celebrate LIFE From the Heart! Don’t miss this year’s Dinner Dance benefitting Good Counsel Mothers & Babies – Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Good Counsel’s “From the Heart” Dinner Dance is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate LIFEwith a loved one and, best of all, support the life-saving work of Good Counsel homes as we enter our 32nd year serving homeless pregnant women and their children. Read More

Baby New Year Times Three!

Posted by | Jan 17, 2018 | No Comments

Here at Good Counsel, we always look forward to our own “Baby New Year.”  The birth of the first baby in a new year gives us pause to reflect on the good work we have done in the past year and provides inspiration to continue working hard to aid the least among us, homeless, pregnant mothers with no where else to turn – until they turn to Good Counsel!

We had to wait until January 12, 2018 for our Baby New Year.  God must have big expectations for our work in 2018 because He provided three times the inspiration – on January 12, 2018, Good Counsel was blessed with not one, not two, but three new babies!

The drama was building throughout the day and then Baby Girl Zakhia was the first to arrive at 5:05 pm.  She was 19 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces. Read More

1,104 BABIES! How many will there be by December 31st?

Posted by | Dec 22, 2017 | No Comments

December is turning out to be quite a baby boom here at Good Counsel, and what a great time of year for it!  What better Christmas present could there be than a precious bundle of joy?

Please welcome Baby Girl Kiliana!  Kiliana was born on December 10, 2017.  A petite 5 pounds, 7 ounces, she was 19 inches long.  She didn’t waste any time making her grand debut, and the unexpected snow storm made things extra exciting for mom and staff.  Kiliana is the 1,104th baby born into our Good Counsel family. Read More

Rest In Peace, Father Andrew

Posted by | Dec 18, 2017 | No Comments

On Wednesday, December 13th, The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal announced the passing of Father Andrew Apostoli, a great friend of Good Counsel.

“It is with a profound joy mixed with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear founder and spiritual father. Father Andrew Joseph Apostoli, CFR, peacefully breathed his last at 9:26 AM, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. He was surrounded by the love and prayers of his brothers.”

Christopher Bell, President of Good Counsel, shared his feelings about Father Andrew… Read More

Good Counsel Homes in Wall Street Journal Feature – One Year Later

Posted by | Dec 14, 2017 | No Comments

Remember when Good Counsel homes was featured in the Wall Street Journal?  We do! And it couldn’t have come at a better time.  Join us as we take a look back at Columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Bill McGurn’s, visit to our Bronx home where he offers a behind-the-scenes look at our very special “inn.”  Mr. McGurn’s heartwarming piece truly captures our mission in action.

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