Just as the Eucharist is a source of comfort and healing as an integral part of our Precious Blood spirituality, we are a source of care and comfort to people who are in pain or in need of help. Helping others achieve new life through self-giving and abundant love lies at the very heart of Christianity. It echoes Jesus’ words and ministries in life as well as His immeasurable humbleness and generosity demonstrated on the Cross.
Our eternal gratitude and adoration compel us to serve our sisters and brothers who suffer from illness or injury and to aid those who work on their behalf. We are a healing presence in clinics and community programs, serving in spiritual and professional roles.
Sister Joanne Belloli
I have ministered as a clinical social worker specializing in mental health and the treatment of substance use disorders for over 25 years, including outpatient treatment with Brighton Recovery Center and 17 years with Livingston County Catholic Charities in Howell, Michigan.
The task of therapists and other staff is to listen attentively and assist others in considering alternative coping strategies and implementing them in ways of healthy decision-making, healthy choices and healthy activities. One of my responsibilities is to facilitate a program that includes outreach to individuals who have legal consequences. Other aspects include assisting individuals in gaining strategies to manage mental health issues and recovery from substance use. Read More
Sister Terry Maher
Sister Terry ministers as manager of the spiritual care department at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, California, and is a board-certified chaplain with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. She has served as a spiritual care manager in health care settings in California since 2008.
Before becoming a chaplain, Sister Terry ministered as director of religious education in California and Ohio, and as associate director of youth ministry for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. As a pastoral associate, she served for five years in Sandusky, Ohio; six years in Cincinnati; two years in Hemet, California; and six years in Alta Loma, California. Read More