Caregiver Spirituality

Caregiver Spirituality

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


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 reve...

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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 Fat...

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"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
It’s become common to incorrectly use the term Alzheimer’s to describe all kinds of dementia. Dementia is the loss of memory and the ability to think, to solve problems, and to use reason. It affects memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. There are a number of subcate...

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If your loved one is suffering from depression—and is not just “down in the dumps” for a while—he or she can’t “will it” away. Your care-receiver can’t simply decide, “I’m not going to be depressed anymore.” Research shows that depres...

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Top Ten Spiritual Practices for Caregivers
Care giving can be a very rewarding experience, as we want to give our love and support to a family member or friend. It can also drain our energy when we are called to give a lot of our time, especially if also working or caring for children at home. It is important to find time and ways to be rene...

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A Caregiver's Prayer for an Aging Parent Heavenly Father, help me better understand and believe I can do what you ask me to do. Forgive me for the times, even now, when I question your judgment. As I go about the many daily tasks of caregiving, give me energy. As I watch my loved one oh...

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by Barry J. Jacobs, AARP, January 9, 2017 As a 24/7 caregiver for her mother, my 52-year-old patient — I'll call her Becca — gets little rest. At night, lying on the couch next to her mother's hospital bed, she is jolted awake by her mom's frequent cries of pain and confus...

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by Lynnette K-Cox, AARP Are you worried about your parents' diminishing physical capabilities or your daughter's plans to pay for her child's college education? Is one of your relatives going through an especially difficult financial period? As you get together with your adult childre...

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Caregiver 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


Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
201 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360-4328
Phone: 860-887-9294