Theme : Vocation and Fidelity, 1st-3rd December 2017

This weekend brings together a group of people interested in healthcare, whether from a professional, pastoral or personal perspective.

Getting to know you

This year we included doctors, nurses and chaplains as well as those with a non-professional interest in the world of health. The programme provided the opportunity to share Mass and the Prayer of the Church with the Boarbank Sisters, to walk in the local area and to share conversation and social time as well as personal quiet.

As always, many of the most important moments of the weekend came during the free time.

Sr Margaret introduced the retreat with a reflection on vocations of different kinds, including the patient’s vocation as well as that of the healthcare professional or carer.
The next speaker was Dr John Higham, who had worked both as an army surgeon and for thirty years as a GP in the same practice in St Helen’s.

Dr John Higham

His reflections on the differences between then and now were as thought-provoking as entertaining.

In particular, he encouraged us to reflect on the importance of knowing the patient, of experienced observance, and of long-lasting commitment. In Sr Margaret’s second talk she spoke about five virtues of fidelity, commitment, reliability, availability, perseverance, endurance, with examples from the life of Christ and the saints.

The Hope in Health group

The next Hope in Health retreat will be held on 7th December to 9th December 2018

To book or for further information, please contact SR MARGARET