Category Archives: Chaplaincy

On being a Hospice Jedi

My colleague and friend Elizabeth Kaeton writes: “Everything I needed to know about being a Hospice Jedi, I learned from Yoda in Star Wars” It’s true: read her post here at her blog Telling Secrets.

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Work stress? At some companies you can pray with a chaplain

From the charlotte observer: “When the Movement Mortgage office chaplain stops by Felicia Powers’ desk, she doesn’t have to worry that the conversation will be about work. Instead, chaplain Maureen Palmer, who goes by Moe, may ask Powers how her day … Continue reading

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CT Police departments expand role of chaplains

“DANBURY – Whether assisting first responders when they need it most, or helping to build bridges with the community, the role of police chaplains has grown increasingly important. Seeing the value that chaplains can provide, the Redding Police Department last week … Continue reading

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Help for Hospice Staff: Meaningful Rituals

Rituals are symbolic activities that can provide comfort, meaning, and support and relieve anxiety associated with uncertainties, such as those faced at the end of life. Rituals offer opportunities for shared experiences and can be an important part of the … Continue reading

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Ghost Ship fire from the eyes of an ever-present chaplain

“When the second alarm buzzed his cell phone at 11:31 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Jayson Landeza got out of his bedclothes and into his “turnout” in the rectory of St. Benedict in East Oakland. By the time he’d driven his black … Continue reading

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CHAPLAINS: A “FRIEND TO ALL” AMID THE PRESSURES FACING DEFENCE FORCE PERSONNEL

From the Australia: “When thinking of the men and women who serve in the Australian Defence Force, the spiritual and emotional side of the work comes to mind very rarely. But for ADF chaplain Ralph Estherby, providing this kind of … Continue reading

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Spiritual intervention plays role in suicide prevention

Guided by that tragedy many years ago, Wagner has been proactive in gaining the knowledge to be of help to anyone she thinks could be troubled by mental and/or emotional issues. Wagner was part of a group of more than 20 … Continue reading

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