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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

September 5 is the Feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Here is an excerpt from the book, Mother Teresa: In My Own Words. The lepers, the dying, the hungry, the ones sick with AIDS: they are all Jesus. … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Grand Lady

Mildred (not her real name) is about to celebrate birthday # 101.  There’s going to be a party in her honour, organized by the ladies in her coffee club.  There will be much laughter and great conversation, presided over by … Continue reading

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Be A Light In The Workplace

As Christians, we are called to witness to the Gospel not just for one hour on Sundays at Church, but throughout our whole lives:  at work, at play, alone or in the company of others.  Jesus instructs us: let your … Continue reading

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The Heart of Nursing

This past summer, three of my regular patients died.  In the client population I care for, complex illnesses, poor prognosis and greatly advanced age are the norm.  Yet when someone whom I have come to know passes away, it still … Continue reading

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“Yeah, But He’s Our Jerk”

Our Associate Pastor gave another great homily at Saturday morning Mass.  He spoke about growth in the spiritual life. Father explained that one way to gauge how well we are progressing in the spiritual life is through our relationships with … Continue reading

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The Harried Woman’s Guide To Not Losing It

“How do you do it?”  That’s a question I often get asked, right up there with “what’s for dinner?”  Sometimes, especially when I’m feeling super stressed, I ask myself the same thing. Raising kids while managing a career and keeping … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go!

Summer’s over.  The vacation is quickly becoming a sweet but distant memory.  School bus schedules have been memorized; uniforms have been replenished, repaired and are hanging in the closet.  I’ve bought some new lunchbags, pens, pencils, binder paper.  It’s the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Touch

I was asked to set up a clinic at a retirement residence.  The new administration wanted the foot care needs of their residents addressed. I’m always a little nervous when I go into a facility for the first time.  I … Continue reading

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Incident Report

The text message from #2 came in at 8:08 a.m. just as I was heading out the door.  “Incident report!” #2 is in her third year of a 4 year nursing degree programme.  A scholarship recipient and placed in the … Continue reading

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National Nurses Week: Leave Your Religion At Home

This post was inspired by Rebecca Hamilton, a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, who blogs at Public Catholic.  Check her out. She’s terrific. It’s National Nurses Week in Canada, a time to celebrate our time-honoured profession, the “caring profession.”  I love being an … Continue reading

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