December 1, 2013

Reflection for the first week of Advent

On behalf of the Catholic Health Association, we are pleased to share a reflection for the first week of Advent. [More]
August 26, 2013

Prayer for today - The Treasure of the Poor

The poor have a treasure to offer precisely because they cannot return our favors. By not paying us for what we have done for them, they call us to inner freedom, selflessness, generosity and true care. [More]
April 22, 2013

Prayer for today - Earth Day reflection

Today, on this Earth Day, let us reflect on our responsibility as a Catholic health ministry to be responsible stewards of God’s creation—a call we all share, and one that Pope Francis addressed in his homily during his inauguration mass... [More]
April 15, 2013

Prayer for Today - Life Promise Prayer

I accept God's gift of life to me in the circumstances of my conception and birth, of my parents, of my family, of all whosoever care for me or did me harm in all the years that began the journey of my life. God who calls by name works all together for my good. I choose life. [More]
April 8, 2013

Prayer for today – World Health Day

Loving God, we ask for your care and protection of those who work to alleviate the suffering of our global brothers and sisters. By vocations and volunteers, the service of your people is accomplished through the work of each of these individuals. Bless their work so that it can affect real change in global health care. [More]
March 31, 2013

Prayer for today – a reflection on Easter Sunday

From the waters of the River Jordan to the baptismal waters of the Easter Sunday service, we have traversed the period of Lent once again. We have journeyed with Jesus from the dry wasteland—Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness, where he faced hunger, thirst and temptation—to his glorious triumph over shame and death—the Resurrection. [More]
March 25, 2013

Prayer for today - a reflection on Palm Sunday

Washing one another’s feet, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked—here is the core of the sacrifice and the sacrament that Jesus modeled for all who would follow him. In the words of Richard of Chichister:

Merciful Friend, Brother, and Redeemer,
let me know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
March 18, 2013

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

Lent is a time for us to think seriously about who Jesus is and to renew our faith. We go deep inside, into the very depth of our souls, in order to begin our spiritual life all over again. Jesus supports us as we go about our busy, hectic lives. He is there when we are working and so busy that we are not even aware he is with us. Then, in the quiet of the end of day, we know Jesus has been with us every minute. Then, at the end of life, we know that he awaits us with shelter, rest and the peace that passes understanding. [More]
March 14, 2013

We joyfully welcome Pope Francis

We joyfully welcome Pope Francis as the new Bishop of Rome, leader of the worldwide Catholic Church and successor of Saint Peter the Apostle. Our prayers and support are with our new Pope. [More]
March 11, 2013

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

There is no time of the Christian year that stories are more important than now, in Lent. In the words of Sister Juliana Casey, to contemplate the Gospels, “is to re-enter the event and become present to the grace and power it manifests.” There is no more powerful story than the Passion, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through our rituals and traditions, through fasting and prayer and penitence, and doing good works, we become present to his grace and power. [More]

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