GMU’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

The Mirror of Our Minds: Paths to Wholeness in the Era of Coronavirus 

To help address the stress and isolation in these uncertain times, Global Ministries University held a 90 minute Zoom session with renowned psychologist Maunel Yaniz, PhD on Wednesday, July 1 at 4 pm PDT (7 pm EDT).The event was free of charge and open to the public.

Dr. Manuel Yaniz is a clinical psychologist who serves as a consultant for mental health services to the Santa Clara County Health Department. He served as a supervising psychologist for Spanish speaking populations of San Jose, CA for over 30 years.

Dr. Yaniz grew up in Spain and did his undergraduate studies in Europe. After graduation, he did volunteer work in Africa for several years as a journalist before coming to the US to pursue doctoral studies in Chicago.

Dr. Yaniz has done extensive study of the Spanish mystics and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He has done numerous workshops and training seminars for the integration of mental and spiritual health for older adults in the US and in Europe including for programs sponsored by the Stanford University Geriatric Education Center, Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Yaniz is interested in exploring the impact of the coronavirus and societal discord on our mental and spiritual health and how to achieve better balance in our lives given the present challenges we are facing in the US and the world.

Psycho-Spiritual Discussion

on Mental Health Issues Associated with

Coronavirus COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Podcast of the Event Below

Experienced professionals have called for “social distancing” to intentionally avoid gatherings where healthy and infected people may mix as an effective tool to care for our communities by limiting the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. To mitigate the fear and isolation people may be experiencing, President Grudzen presented a Q&A Zoom forum with clinical psychologist Manuel Yanis, Ph.D. on Wednesday March 25 at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST).


Stay Safe and Healthy!

To help bring us together in this difficult time…Paschal Blessings Everyone!

Lyrics and Translation of Panis Angelicus

Panis angelicus

Fit panis hominum

Dat panis coelicus

Figuris terminum

O res mirabilis

Manducat dominum

Pauper, pauper

Servus et humilis

May the Bread of Angels

Become bread for mankind;

The Bread of Heaven puts All

foreshadowings to an end;

Oh, thing  miraculous  

The body of the Lord will nourish

the poor, the poor, the

servant, and the humble.

This hymn was written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the feast of Corpus Christi (The Body of Christ) In the thirteenth century.  Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ, the central mystery of the Catholic Mass or Eucharist.