Healing from the Heart of Christ

Curatio* strives to strengthen healthcare professionals to grow in holiness, to be what we are called by God to be.

*Curatio is Latin for healing.

About Curatio

Apostolate of Catholic healthcare professionals currently serving the dioceses of St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN, Winona/Rochester, MN and LaCrosse, WI

The ultimate goal of the Curatio Apostolate; events, liturgical and otherwise, is to help sanctify healthcare workers in their daily duties, so that like Saint Paul, they can “put on Christ,” love Jesus more, and bring the heart and mercy of Our Savior to their patients and peers.

Curatio Apostolate exists to help integrate our faith with our professional responsibilities. We strive for holiness in caring for the sick, to see Christ in our patients and co-workers, living our faith fully, both at home and in our work. We strive to restore the sacred dimension of healthcare, our vocation, the dignity of the human person, and the power of prayer and service to others. We sponsor educational programs, grounded in Church teaching, that serve as a guide for dialogue on the ethical issues facing our profession. We pray for our co-workers and patients, building a community of prayer centered on Christ.  Overall, Curatio attempts to strengthen medical professionals to be what we are called by God to be, and perhaps one day to restore medicine to its Christian roots.

I have come to know Curatio as a vibrant apostolate in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for the support that it offers to Catholic health care professionals striving, as Pope Francis has challenged, to be ‘hands, arms and hearts which help God to perform his miracles.’ Rooting its members in prayer and leading them to the Heart of Christ, Curatio offers a powerful witness to the Gospel of Life, articulated for our age by Saint John Paul II and embraced heroically by Curatio’s heavenly patron, St. Gianna Beretta Molla.

Most Rev. Bernard Hebda

Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Curatio helps Catholics who work in health care to live out their call
to holiness in the day to day circumstances of their lives. Not only
does Curatio support those in the medical profession to be faithful
Catholics, but they also help them to deepen their spiritual lives. I am
grateful for all that Curatio does to bring Gospel of Life into all aspects
of their work in caring for the sick and suffering. They are a blessing in
the lives of many.

Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens

Auxiliary Bishop

Curatio provides….

† Faith formation, liturgical celebrations, spiritual retreats

A vision for life & health that allows our profession, vocation & mission to be mutually integrated

Intellectual engagement with professors, bioethicist, clergy

† Coffeehouse presentations with moderated Q & A for Curatio members

A newsletter of timely updates, events and perspectives 

A forum for networking with like-minded Catholic healthcare professionals 

† Curatio Prayer Responders “CPR” team that prays for your intentions with holy hours, prayers & rosaries

An understanding of The Charter for Healthcare & other Catholic sources to faithfully confront ethical dilemmas in health care

Annual lenten retreat & luncheon at Little Sisters of the Poor

† Annual fall weekend retreat at Buffalo lake Christ the King Center

Monthly Adoration & Benediction for Curatio members at Sacred Heart Parish

† Holy Mass offered by our Chaplain, for Curatios intentions, on the First Friday of the Month

Annual Curatio member Christmas caroling in care centers or hospitals

† Feast Day Celebrations of St. Gianna Molla and The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Co-sponsorship of conferences with CMA & other groups on topics relevant to healthcare & faith

Co-sponsorship in the Archdiocese of St Paul/Minneapolis, with the Order of Malta, for the annual World Day of the Sick & the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

COVID-19 has reminded us of the need for unceasing prayer & the need for courageous healthcare workers to be the hands and feet of Christ. Curatio strives to spirituality lift & nourish health workers to stay the course & continue Curatio ex Corde Christi; Healing from the Heart of Christ. 

We are excited and honored to co-sponsor a conference for healthcare professionals in the spring of 2021 with a national organization -the St. John Paul II Foundation! The conference venue will be held somewhere in the Twin City Area . We simply need to raise $5000.  There are many ways to give and to schedule your giving support . ( See support button ) The potential harvest is great and we are ready to roll up our sleeves in Curatio but cannot carry out this vital service without you.  Great things are at stake ; this conference will provide much needed spiritual and intellectual rejuvenation to healthcare professionals. This will help them enter their work from the Heart of Christ . And Christ makes it possible to care for the sick in the fullest way, without fear of burning out in face of the exceptional burdens inherent in the work. 

We’ve been encouraged by the donations already sent in but there’s still a way to go, however. Please contribute to help us make this happen – any support small or large -is deeply appreciated! Curatio 501c(3) relies 100% on volunteers and individual donors like you to sustain this Apostolate. 

If you would like to honor someone with your donation or to submit prayers, please email [email protected]

Our Curatio Prayer Responders”CPR” team will respond with rosaries, holy hours and prayers for your intentions

and a Mass will be said by a Curatio Chaplain on First Fridays! What a beautiful faith we have. Thank you for your part in helping to spiritually lift and nourish our health care workers!  Your support of  our upcoming conference and our general operations will make it happen!

May you be abundantly blessed! 


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Instruments of healing

Profession, vocation and mission meet and, in the Christian vision of life and health, they are mutually integrated.

Being Christ to Others

As we restore our relationship with the sick to one of solidarity and compassion, we respect the inherent dignity of the human person.

Good Samaritans

Like the Good Samaritan we care for our ‘neighbor in need” seeing Christ in others and being Christ for others.

St. Gianna our patron

We celebrate St. Gianna as a witness to the Gospel of Life, with prayer and fellowship on her Feast Day.

First Fridays

The First Friday of every month is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and vitally important to us.

In Curatio, our mission and vision in health care is “Healing from the Heart of Christ.” Prayer and developing a loving relationship with Christ is foundational to our apostolate. Curatio’s Chaplain offers Mass for the intentions and for the mission of Curatio each First Friday. 

Everyone is welcome to join us for an Holy Hour followed by Benediction, at 7 pm-8 pm, at Sacred Heart Church 4087 West Broadway, Robbinsdale on the Thursday prior to First Friday. 

Every day of the week a Curatio member offers a Holy Hour for your prayer intentions as well.  

About Curatio

Curatio Apostolate exists to help integrate our faith with our professional responsibilities. Learn More