A Christmastide Invitation

Hospitality is the heart of who we are as Catholic health care. Over the last few Advent weeks, we have prepared our hearts and homes to receive God's coming to be with us through the person of Jesus. Now we celebrate Christmastide, a time to recall God's greatest gift of hospitality: Emmanuel, God with us. In the days ahead, The Catholic Health Association encourages you to ponder the reality of Christ's coming as you faithfully offer hospitality to others in the tradition of our founders. God's presence dwells within every encounter. It is constant and abiding, it lights the darkest of circumstances, and it shows up in unexpected and unpredictable ways — a subversive act of love unto us.

We are pleased to offer a concluding spiritual smorgasbord for this season that will encourage you to live with more intention into this radical practice -- in your work, your community, your home, and in your own being with God. May you and your health care colleagues find nourishment and hope in the days ahead through our offering of prayers, scriptures and reflections, stories, recipes, podcast episodes, and music.

Come, Lord Jesus, come.

Advent Zines

Amid the hustle and bustle of the weeks leading up to Christmas, we invite you to carve out a little time to discover hospitality as a spiritual practice.

Each week's zine (mini magazine) offers an array of experiences from scripture and reflections to music, stories and recipes. Find inspiration that will awaken you to more fully recognize God's presence this Advent.

Hospitality Conversations

As you enjoy your morning cup of coffee at home or on your commute, join ministry colleagues and CHA staff for warm and thoughtful conversations about expressions of hospitality from various familial and cultural experiences. May the conversations inspire you to reflect on fond memories of hospitality experienced in your family or community.