In the Catholic tradition, we call on the communion of saints in prayer to accompany us in times of trial, celebration and everything in between. Theologian and Sister of St. Joseph Elizabeth Johnson uses the metaphor that the communion of saints can be imagined as a great stadium of people who have run, or are running, a great race. While we each independently approach the starting line, we are lifted by the love, encouragement, support and accompaniment of those who have gone before us, and who know well the challenges we are to face.
The Catholic Health Association is proud to present, “Inspired by the Saints: Contemplations for the Catholic Health Ministry.” This series of cards has been designed for facilitating a brief formative experience in a huddle, department meeting or for personal reflection. The intent is that each selected saint will offer fresh inspiration for those who serve Catholic health care.
A single set includes 10 cards, seven of which feature original artwork depicting saints whose lives and work align with the core commitments of CHA’s Shared Statement of Identity. Each card includes an introductory reflective moment, a biography, reflection questions and a prayer.
"Inspired by the Saints: Contemplations for the Catholic Health Ministry" is available in print and electronic download. The printed cards can be purchased as a single set or a pack of 10 sets.
Included with all purchases (in the order receipt) is a link to corresponding audio files. The audio files can also be accessed via a QR code that is printed on the back of the cards.