Voices from the Journey

Published in 2015, the centennial year of the Catholic Health Association of the United State, Voices from the Journey celebrates the people of Catholic health care. Readers can reflect on their own personal experiences through the perspectives of a housekeeper, a sponsor, a physician, a family member, a patient and others through vivid personal narratives set in clinics, hospitals and continuum of care facilities. Voices from the Journey will inspire and encourage the women and men who embody the healing ministry of Jesus and will provide a message of compassion and hope for those they serve.

Each chapter begins with "The Word," a Gospel proclamation or story of how Jesus spoke and acted, and continues with the voice of someone in the health care ministry who lives the Scripture day to day. Each chapter concludes with a blessing for all who share that voice's role, followed by questions for personal or group reflection.

Blessings from the book are available in prayer card format.

The author, Sister Juliana Casey, Ph.D., a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Michigan, builds on her highly-regarded book Food for the Journey, which offers insights into the health care ministry of the Catholic Church, the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, the social teaching of the church and health care for those persons who are poor and vulnerable.

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About the Author/Narrator

Sr. Juliana Casey, is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe, Mich. She has worked in health care for more than 20 years; primarily in the areas of mission integration, ministry formation and sponsorship.

She is a member of Providence Ministries, the sponsoring body of Providence Health & Services. Most recently, she served as the executive vice president of mission integration at Catholic Health East (CHE), where she was a member of the senior management team and worked closely with the sponsors of the health system. She retired from full-time service at CHE in December 2010, but continues to work as a consultant in the areas of sponsorship, governance, scripture studies and ministry formation, and provides retreats and days of reflection for lay persons and religious.

She has lectured widely in both the U.S. and other countries. She has taught at every level of education from grade school through graduate school.

In addition to this book, she has written many articles as well as a Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews; and Where is God Now: Nuclear Terror, Feminism and the Search for God.

She holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) and a doctor of sacred theology degree (S.T.D.) from the Katholieke Universitaat te Leuven, Louvain, Belgium. She was among the first women to achieve this degree in the university's 450 year history.

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This book will inspire and encourage the women and men who embody Catholic health care and provide a message of compassion and hope for those they serve. Individual readers and study groups will find spiritual nourishment and thought-provoking questions for discussion.

Access another important book by Sister Juliana Casey!

Food for the Journey, Theological Foundations of the Catholic Healthcare Ministry.

For more than two decades, this formative resource has inspired the women and men who are leading and serving in Catholic health care. 

A formation essential, this book received an updated look in 2013, but contains the same original text. In addition to the hardcopy edition, this resource is available as an audio book in CDs or MP3 files as well as an eBook. Also, a set of five notecards that includes some of the images from each of the chapters of the book and are blank inside, are available.

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