Please join us for 17th Annual Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference!

Framed photo of Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, nursing professor and first lay registered nurse to be beatified.

For more information on the virtual 17th Annual Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference,
running Feb. 11-13, to download a flyer, and to register, click here.


Marie Romagnano, MSN, RN, CCM, founder of the Marian Fathers’ apostolate Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy, shares what the Lord has been putting on her heart:

As we are entering our third year of the pandemic, healthcare professionals are feeling the strain and experiencing moral distress at so many individuals not only becoming critically ill, but dying. I recently was speaking to another healthcare professional who said that our conference in 2020 was a lifesaver. It provided hope and spiritual nourishment.

I believe it’s critically important to stay spiritually in touch with ourselves and support other healthcare professionals during this unprecedented time of pandemic. We can get through these dark and difficult days with hope and prayer, realizing that the Divine Mercy message and devotion was specifically for us and that we can help so many that we are caring for during this crisis.

All of us Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy are on the frontlines of this crisis physically or spiritually. We are an inter-professional medical team scattered around the world. Many of us are working day and night in the intensive care units or as support healthcare staff. We can join together in prayer, and uplift each other spiritually supporting one another.

My work is not only my profession but also my vocation. A vocation which I have come to appreciate, as I fathom more deeply and internalise more particularly the words of Christ, I have come not to be served but to serve — Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN, nursing professor and first lay registered nurse to be beatified (click here for her biography).

I speak to many healthcare professionals. One in particular told me that they are so exhausted by the pandemic, it's difficult to focus on family life, school for the kids, and trying to pray. Nothing is normal.

Even in the midst of this storm, I encourage each person to develop a daily routine of prayer, daily Mass (even by livestream), and keep a prayer plan every single day so that you do not become discouraged.

Also, we have a special form of assistance to offer all those most worn down by the present emergency: Our upcoming conference will serve to provide spiritual nourishment and bring back the joy of our vocation. I invite all healthcare professionals to our virtual 17th Annual Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference that will provide not only academic credit, but also an uplifting solid spiritual experience. The conference is also for anyone who would like to know more about the spiritual care of the patient and the bioethical issues confronting so many families and individuals today.

Please register online to participate in this virtual conference, running Feb. 11-13. To learn more about Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy, visit our homepage and explore the many rich resources available.

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