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Urgent Prayers for the Injured and Dying in Lebanon

Marie F. Romagnano, MSN, RN, CRC, founded Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy in the wake of 9/11. Here, she calls us to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for those injured and dying as a result of the recent explosion that rocked Beruit, Lebanon.

In the wake of a massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 100 people and injured thousands, we encourage everyone to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for those who have lost their lives and for the injured and dying in the debris and rubble. 

In Pandemic, ‘Prayer is Just as Powerful as Action’

Marian Helper Marie Romagnano of Charlton, Massachusetts, founded Healthcare Professionals for Divine Mercy in the wake of 9/11. Now, in the face of another large-scale tragedy, Nurse Marie has been doing all she can to help prepare healthcare professionals to bring the graces of the Divine Mercy message and devotion to patients isolated in ICU units, all too often cut off from family, friends, and even clergy in their final moments.

What makes this pandemic a unique challenge for our healthcare professionals?

Thank God for Nurses

Florence Nightingale and inset photo of Marie Romagnano, MSN, RN

This year, the May 12 celebration of International Nurses Day comes in the middle of Nurses Week in the year designated by the World Health Organization as the International Year of Nurses and Midwives. It also falls on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

The celebration of the 2020 International Nurses Day comes at a time when the world daily acknowledges and applauds the heroic efforts of nurses who are on the front lines in caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, Nurse of Mercy

Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, whose feast day is celebrated on April 28th, was born in Warsaw, Poland, on Oct. 7 1902, to a wealthy family, with whom she enjoyed an idyllic childhood. Hanna knew about the nursing profession even as a child, because her maternal aunt, Zofia Szlenkier, who was a well-known philanthropist and founded a paediatric hospital in Warsaw, had studied nursing herself at St. Thomas’ School of Nursing in London, England. When Hanna became ill as a child, and needed to go to hospital, she was admitted to her aunt’s paediatric hospital.