United Temple of the Spirt

an Independent Catholic Community

As an Independent Catholic Church, we are not restricted by Rome in what we are able to offer to our congregants. We welcome all God's children to the table to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. All our Sacraments are valid in the eyes of the Roman Church as reported by both Saint John Paul II and Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI as outlined in a document entitled, “Dominus Iesus” and our Apostolic Succession is truly intact. The Roman Catholic Church has had to acknowledge that not all dominations with “TRUE” Apostolic Success are in full communion with them. 

 

We do not discriminate as to their age, race, gender, sexual orientation or those that have been divorced and remarried. We are all children of ONE GOD and as such we should ALL be treated with respect and dignity. 

Our Patron Saints

St. Francis of Assisi
1181-1226

St. Francis of Assis abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the founder of the Order of Franciscan Minors. He is the patron saint for ecologists. 

St. Alphonsus of Liguori
1696-1787

St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori was born in 1696 in Italy. The oldest of seven children, he grew up to receive his doctorate at age 16 and became a lawyer by the age of 19, but consecrated his life to God following a vision at the age of 26 and became a priest. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer in 1732, then became bishop in the Naples area in 1762. 

St. Catherine Laboure
1806-1876

Catherine entered the Daughters of Charity in 1830 in Paris, France. The Virgin Mary appeared to Catherine three times during the same year. In one of these apparitions, Mary showed Catherine the medal of Immaculate Conception. Mary asked Catherine to have the medal made and also that she spread devotion to it. During this time, only her spiritual director knew of the apparitions. She told her superior everything about the apparitions in 1875. 

Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” 

Matthew 28: 18-20