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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?

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.

The ‘Noble’ and ‘Precious’ Work

As the Marian Fathers’ healthcare apostolate prepares for its 16th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics & Spirituality Conference this spring, they are doing so during a year of special significance. 

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”

15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference - Day 2

Today is the second day of the 15th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics, and Spirituality Conference.

8:30 a.m. Doctor Ron Sobecks, MD, from the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders began the day with a presentation entitled, "Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare."

See his full talk here: