Anybody who goes on the Franciscan pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis comes back a changed person. Sister Lois Ann, who is the director of mission services for CHI St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas and a past pilgrim, knows this revelation all too well. Read her Blog as she shares the life-changing experience of one of the CHI St. Joseph doctors who went to Assisi this past October.
Understanding our differences and celebrating our unique gifts is how Sister Lois Anne feels 15 years after the devastation that struck New York City on September 11. Read her Blog and see if you can become enthused with hope that, as Pope Francis said on his visit to the 9.11 Memorial Museum, “we must build unity on the basis of our diversity and say no to every attempt to impose uniformity
In a world full of violence and evil and hatred, it is sometimes easier to turn the other way, to be indifferent, rather than make a difference. Read Sister Lois Ann's blog about Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor, who chose to make a difference and fought to keep memory alive.
Trusting that God will provide all he needs is how one long-term care patient tells Sister Lois Anne he deals with having Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read Sister’s Blog to hear what she has learned from a man who shares his struggles and gratefully accepts the help of so many as he carries his cross, because embracing his illness has helped him come to know God in a deeper way.