HOULTON, Maine — After more than three decades spent working as an Anglican priest, hospice chaplain and pastoral counselor, the Rev. Terrence McGillicuddy said recently that he has been called upon to perform countless services to support those in need.
When a call came from his hometown about a local family that needed his help to feel more at peace in their residence, he admitted that it was something with which he didn’t have much experience.
“In all my years in service to others, I had only received a request like this once before,” he explained. “It was also from a Houlton family, and they wanted help with the same thing. They wanted their house spiritually cleansed because they were troubled or frightened by something that was going on there.”
McGillicuddy, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and master’s degrees in divinity and theology, is the founder of the Anam Cara Community, a Christian counseling and spiritual formation practice.