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Soul of the Apostolate

Bishop Robert Vasa Check out this series of talks given by Bishop Robert Vasa.

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Catholic Bioethics & Health Care Ministry

+JMJ+ Part I: A Brief History of Being Ministers of Body & Soul By Sydney Michelle Therese March, BLA-Th, RN, BSN, PHN, MSB   In the month of February, we have many opportunities to use the examples that Holy Mother Church gives us as beautiful models for...

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Lenten Reflection

How the Priority of Prayer Helps Us Be Present in Healthcare  How can I work in healthcare and “be” in the world and not “of” the world? Pope Benedict in an address to the youth "The Secret of a Vocation Lies in the Relationship with God” in Sulmona, Italy on July 5,...

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World Day of the Sick Homily

Archbishop Bernard Hebda Homily A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John:   There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus...

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World Day of the Sick 2020 Reception

Thank you all for being here. First of all, I want to thank Teresa, Dianne and Sue of Curatio for this invitation to be here.  I want to thank Archbishop Hebda and Father Moriarty for their hospitality and their celebrating this incredible Mass surrounding the World...

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Curatio on Caffeine 01/09/20 Recap

Dr. Tod Worner January 9, 2020 I just want to say thank you to Dianne and to all of you for being so welcoming and warm, to have me be a part of Curatio to speak.  You know, the intermarriage of our Catholic faith and then the calling to be healers is something that...

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Miles to Go

+JMJ+   “Miles to Go”   One of my most cherished poems during this time year, especially during my favorite liturgical season leading up to Christmas, is the one by Robert Frost: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. “Now, what could this possibly do with...

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Being a Catholic Witness in Healthcare

+JMJ+ Being a Catholic Witness in Healthcare: Practicing Truth and Love By Mrs. Sydney Michelle Therese March, BLA-Th, BSN, RN, PHN, MSB For the healthcare professional today, it would seem we live in very frightening times. Conscience rights are continuously being...

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Quenching the “Thirst of Jesus” Through Kenosis

+JMJ+ -By Sydney Michelle Therese March, BLA-Th, RN, BSN, PHN, MSB   September is upon us, and so is the feast day of a particularly special woman that deserves reflection and pause for healthcare professionals as caregivers. September 5th marks the death and...

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Curatio Bioethics Newsletter Introduction

+JMJ   My friends striving for moral virtue - greetings!   It has certainly been a long, educational hall, but I first became interested in bioethics when I graduated with my first degree as theology, entered the real world, and started nursing school. My...

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Listen to selected talks given at the Curatio Retreat Healing from the Heart of Christ (Feast of St. Gianna):

Father Rolf Tollefson: Homily for Feast of St. Gianna and Curatio Retreat

Father Jim Livingston: Reflections from Pope John Paul II’s Salfici Deloris on Suffering

Steve Hoffman: Meditation on Eucharistic Gaze on the Sick

Pope Francis

May 17, 2019  Pope Francis Speech to Association of Catholic Healthcare Workers

Church Documents on Health Care:

Salvifici Doloris – John Paul II (Apostolic Letter on the Christian Meaning of Human Suffering)

Dolentium Hominum – John Paul II (Establishing the Pontifical Commission for the Apostolate of Health Care Workers)

Healing in the Gospels

Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care

Catholic response to New Age in healthcare


Advanced Directives:

Minnesota Catholic Healthcare Directive Guide

Minnesota Catholic Healthcare Directive

Principle of the Double Effect



Charter for Health Care Workers

Saint Gianna web site

Saint Giuseppe web site

Sacred Heart Devotion

National Catholic Bioethics Center

Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis


End of Life Resources

The Rediscover: Hour

Hear from Monsignor James Patrick Shea and Dianne Johnson on Curatio, and its retreat for medical professionals.

Renewing a Holy Death

By Professor Brugger 10/25/2015

Mary Reichardt On Blessed The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe

Dr. Mary Reichardt holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been a professor at the University of St. Thomas, in the English and Catholic Studies departments, since 1988 and currently is an administrator in the Center for Faculty Development. She has published fourteen books, including four on Catholic literature (Exploring Catholic LiteratureCatholic Women Writers; Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature; Between Human and Divine: The Catholic Vision in Contemporary Literature) and has edited a number of volumes in the critical literature series for Ignatius Press.

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Fall 2020 Retreat

Join Us for Curatio’s Fall Weekend Retreat Wounded Hearts Love Best September 25-27th 2020 Come enjoy an inspiring weekend! With Retreat Master Father Justin Kizewski, Ph.L Daily Mass, confession, prayer, spiritual direction & a series of meditations integrating...

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Every First Friday Curatio Chaplains will offer Masses for the intentions of Curatio and members. Leave your prayer requests, text or call 1-844-CURATIO ‭(844) 287-2846‬ or email In addition, Curatio’s Prayer Responder “CPR” team will offer a Holy Hour for your intentions and for Curatio.


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