Spiritual & Religious Care

As a faith-based Catholic Health Care Centre, Misericordia views the Spiritual Care of our residents, patients and their caregivers as a key component of the care we provide.

Since the establishment of Misericordia Health Centre in 1898, the Spiritual Care of those cared for has been an integral part of the care provided. Originally the responsibility of the Misericordia Sisters – who demonstrated God’s loving care in their work – and a resident Catholic Priest, Spiritual Care has evolved as a health care discipline.

The services of our professionally trained Spiritual Care providers are available to all Misericordia patients, residents, family, volunteers and staff. They may be of assistance in helping you to reflect on the events of your life, the meaning they have for you, and the adjustments you must make.

Spirituality is not the same as religion — it is more universal and inclusive. It may be described as the desire of each of us to do good and to find meaning and purpose in our lives, and in our unique connection to the universe of which we are a part. Spirituality involves a sense of personal integrity, of acting in a manner that is consistent with a set of values that cross cultural and religious traditions – and endure across time.