House of Prayer Seminar for victims, survivors and family members August 15-16 next.

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DI is hoping to have a seminar and support meeting with a Family therapist to address the damage and the loss of connection most of those involved know only too well. It will be on from Saturday August 15 3PM till Sunday August 16th 4 PM.

We especially will look at our strategy to bring relief to these families and to see what we can do to assist the large group affected by Elder Abuse, family breakdown and trauma.

We will have a family therapist as this is not just about strategy but the terrible emotional damage that has been done due to the primary abuse done by Christina Gallagher aided and abetted by a priest of the Armagh Archdiocese Fr Gerard McGinnity of Knockbridge, Co Louth.

Pic Fr McGinnity

Knockmore Church

Knockbridge Church

We will be drawing attention to the failure of the Catholic Church too date to grapple with this issue. We will also be trying to inform government of the needs of these persons as the House of Prayer is in Mayo and Christina’s home of Knockmore is right in the midst of the Taoiseach’s constituency.

We are heartened in recent days in the responses to this issue from the Church but for the moment these discussions must remain confidential.

We will of course only offer private invitations but if there are people out there affected by the House of Prayer please contact us in confidence and we would be happy to have you come.

In other words we wish to have complete anonymity and confidentiality and an environment where people feel free to share their stories. So come and join us……..

Just contact the Director to discuss the seminar


Phone: 353 -1- 8309384 or mobile 353 - 87 2396229 
Skype: mikergarde

One Response

  1. I’m copying and pasting this from another comment, as it describes perfectly certain people, namely those most similar to Christina Gallagher herself :

    Tomás West, on July 8, 2015 at 11:10 am said:
    In my view totalitarian organisations and cultic religious groups all display some common features. These may be summarised as follows,
    1. Superficial theological views that lack any real depth. They may be focussed on particular aspects without due regard to reality.
    2. Egocentric and grandiose ideas such as this group or cult possess the absolute answer.
    3. No remorse or guilt about past errors, changed beliefs and mistakes.
    4. A lack of empathy for their own members questions, views and anxieties.
    5. Deceitful and manipulative, particularly when propagating their beliefs to prospective members and those who raise objections to questionable behaviours.
    6. Shallow emotions with no real ability to process internally when challenged by changing circumstances.
    As the cultic beliefs may be propounded by a single individual, the founder or prophet it is also likely that he or she will display the same attributes. In fact these features are consistent with a psychopathic psychology as outlined by Robert D. Hare PhD. (Hare, 1993).
    The problem in dealing with psychopathic organisations and people is that they are extremely difficult to spot and are often charming and believable. This is because they focus deliberately on their victim and have the gift of appealing to their needs and fears. It is if they are really understood for the first time and have at last found a likeminded person and organisation.
    No one is immune to this appeal and by the time some uncertainty arises it may be too late and the shame and anger about being deceived is so difficult to admit that it becomes almost impossible to escape.
    The truth is, however, that the only way to deal with a psychopath is to get away, physically, spiritually and emotionally as soon as possible. The difficulty of leaving should not be underestimated and requires considerable courage, strength and support. People who have come into contact with psychopaths are often severely traumatised and often require assistance to work through the pain of readjustment. It is of course possible to do and may ultimately be a rewarding process.
    Hare R.D. Without Conscience. The disturbing world of the psychopaths among us. (1993) New York. The Guildford Press.


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