Welcome to the Caregiver Spirituality Webpage 

We hope you find the resources helpful and are enriched by the support and spiritual encouragement they include. 
These resources will be changed and updated at the beginning of every month so that you will have access to new inspirational and informational ideas. 
Please feel free to contact us with  any questions, comments or concerns. 

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Know that we are praying for all the caregivers as they continue to balance their lives and caregiving.

God’s blessings and peace,

Andrea Hoisl, Director of the Office of Faith Events 

 


 

For You:  Caregiver Prayer

 

In the Book of Matthew we read…Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light. MATTHEW 11:28-30

 

Loving Father you are the HEALER OF SOULS AND COMFORTER OF THE WEARY, HELP TO LIGHTEN THE BURDEN OF all of us who are caring for physically and mentally ill loved ones. Accompany us on the tumultuous journey and ease the anxiety and fear that has become part of our everyday lives, as a caregiver. Surround us with the love and strength of others, so we may experience the healing presence of the communion of saints here on earth. And when we feel like we have nothing left to give show us the limitless font of your love and grace. 

 

This we ask through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes and in the name of your Son, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, now and forever…

AMEN.

 


 

Additional Resources for Caregivers

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November Articles

Dementia and Alzheimer's

Depression and Suicide

 

October Articles

A Caregiver Prayer for Aging Parent

Top 10 Spiritual Practices for Caregivers

 

Website Resources for Caregivers

 

www.FSJC.org

 

www.CatholicCareGivers.com

 


 

Book Resources

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You Are Not Alone: Prayers in Dark Times                       Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel

 

Juggling Life, Work and Caregiving                                                             Amy Goyer

 

A Spirituality of Caregiving                                                              Henri M. Nouwen

 

Pray with Me Still                                                                      Holy Family Ministries

 

Strength for the Moment--Inspiration for Caregivers                            Lori Hogan

 


 

Catholic Resources

 

Catholic Caregivers
An online caregiver community and resources for parishes and dioceses
www.catholiccaregivers.com

Catholic Charities USA
http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
(703) 549-1390

Catholic Health Association of the United States
www.chausa.org
National headquarters: (314) 427-2500
Washington office: (202) 296-3993

Catholic Information Network
www.cin.org

Catholic Medical Association
(781) 455-0259
http://www.cathmed.org

Catholic News Service
http://www.catholicnews.com
(202) 541-3250

Catholic Online
www.catholic.org
(661) 869-1000

Creighton University Online Ministries
http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html
Online retreat
http://www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/cmo-retreat.html

Friends of St. John the Caregiver
Catholic organization promoting care for the caregiver
www.fsjc.org

Knights of Columbus
www.kofc.org
(203) 752-4000

National Association of Catholic Chaplains
www.nacc.org
(414) 483-4898

National Catholic Bioethics Center
www.ncbcenter.org
(215) 877-2660
The mission of this autonomous entity, formerly the Pope John XXIII Medical-Moral Research and Education Center, is to safeguard the dignity of the human person through research, education, publishing, and consultation in the medical and life sciences.

New Advent Catholic Supersite
www.newadvent.org

Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care
www.healthpastoral.org
The council is in charge of coordinating the activities of the different dicasteries of the Roman Curia as they relate to the health-care sector and its problems. It spreads, explains, and defends the teachings of the church on health issues and favors the church’s involvement in health-care practice.

Sacred Space
www.sacredspace.ie
This daily prayer site is produced by the Irish Jesuits.

Universalis Publishing: Liturgy of the Hours
www.universalis.com/-700/today.htm

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
www.usccb.org

Catechism
http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/

Issues in Care for the Dying
www.usccb.org/bishops/directives.shtml#partfive
(202) 541-3000

Vatican
http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm