December 6, 2015

Reflection for the second week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the second week of Advent. [More]
November 29, 2015

Reflection for the first week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following reflection for the first week of Advent. [More]
November 26, 2015

A Thanksgiving Prayer

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share the following prayer for Thanksgiving. [More]
March 29, 2015

Prayer for today - a reflection for Holy Week

In this Passion Week, we strengthen ourselves by absorbing the transcendent love that allowed Jesus to trust even unto death. By God’s grace, we will drink of the same cup and share in the same Resurrection. [More]
March 23, 2015

Prayer for today - a reflection for the fifth week of Lent

What is it in our lives that clings to the old soil? What place in us will not let go of past hurts, harbored resentments, prejudices, false securities and fears? The conversion of our self-absorption is a lifelong spiritual challenge heard in the psalmist cry, “Create a clean heart within me, O God.” [More]
March 15, 2015

Prayer for today - a reflection for the fourth week of Lent

In this week’s readings, the prophet Isaiah reiterates God’s challenge: “Behold I am about to create a new heavens and a new earth,” he says. “The things of the past shall not be remembered.” It is time to let go of the harbored hesitations keeping us from fullness of life in God. May we have the courage to take his hand, stand up and walk toward Easter. [More]
March 8, 2015

Prayer for today – a reflection for the third week of Lent

How often do we seek the extraordinary cure for our wounded souls when the ordinary water of healing flows right in front of us? The path to our wholeness lies in daily acts of forgiveness, kindness, mercy, justice and gratitude. May this Lenten journey lead us once again to these simple, refreshing waters. [More]
March 2, 2015

Prayer for today – a reflection for the second week of Lent

In this second week of Lent, the prophet Isaiah exhorts us to have courage. Our wounds are filled with the cinders of unforgiven hurts and unrepented sins. Somewhere in our running toward fulfillment, we have tripped over the unexpected branches of our own selfishness, addictions or neglect. [More]
February 18, 2015

Prayer for today – a reflection on Ash Wednesday and the first week of Lent

As we begin our Lenten experience, God is waiting to receive us. He already knows the wounds we will bring to the conversation. He already sees where our heart’s light has dimmed. He holds our half-heartedness next to his own heart and yearns to heal us. [More]
February 10, 2015

World Day of the Sick is Wednesday, February 11

February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II in 1992 as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes and is an opportunity for those who serve in Catholic health ministry to reflect on caring for those who are sick as well as those who provide care to them. [More]

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