About Courage/EnCourage

Courage and EnCourage International is an apostolate offering support for those who experience same-sex attractions and their loved ones.


Courage offers spiritual support for Catholic men and women living with same-sex attractions who wish to live chaste lives according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.


EnCourage offers spiritual support for family members, spouses, and friends of men and women who experience same‐sex attraction.

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Contact Us

For Private Spiritual Direction or to join a chapter, please contact the Secretariat of Laity, Family and Life at slfl@orlandodiocese.org.

Orlando Chaplain

Fr. Matthew Hawkins

Winter Park Chaplain

Fr. Anthony Aarons