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. 


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…




Additional Resources for Caregivers

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February 2018 Articles


St. John the Evangelist:The Patron Saint of Caregivers

"When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple there whom He loved,

He said to His mother, 'Woman, behold your son.

Then He said to the disciple,'Behold, your mother.'

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home."--John 19:26-27


Prayer to St. John, Patron of Caregivers

Beloved St. John, from the cross Jesus entrusted to you
the care of His Blessed Mother.
Help me and all those taking care of a loved one
who is sick, elderly, disabled or frail.
Pray for us, that as we go about our many caregiving
duties, we may never lose sight of that truth
which Christ revealed to His disciples:
"Whatever you did for one of these,
you did for Me." Amen.

January 2018 Articles

4 Tips for Better Sleep While Caregiving

5 Tips for Discussing Money Matters With Family


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







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

Catholic Charities USA
(703) 549-1390

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

Catholic Information Network

Catholic Medical Association
(781) 455-0259

Catholic News Service
(202) 541-3250

Catholic Online
(661) 869-1000

Creighton University Online Ministries
Online retreat

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

Knights of Columbus
(203) 752-4000

National Association of Catholic Chaplains
(414) 483-4898

National Catholic Bioethics Center
(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

Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care
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
This daily prayer site is produced by the Irish Jesuits.

Universalis Publishing: Liturgy of the Hours

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


Issues in Care for the Dying
(202) 541-3000