On February 11th we recognized the 28th World Day of the Sick. Initiated by Saint Pope John Paul II, this day offers Catholics around the world a special opportunity to pray for those suffering from illness. In Luke’s Gospel we hear that a woman, bleeding and suffering from what is possibly an obstetric hemorrhage, fights the crowds to touch the hem of Christ’s garment. Christ, the woman being healed, tells her that it is her own faith that has made her well. While our vocation to medical practice enables us to heal the sick after training and education, this Gospel reminds us that the patient is central to the delivery of care. The ability to care for the sick relies heavily on the perception and trust in the covenant relationship of doctor and patient. Read the full statement at: https://www.matercare.org/post/28th-world-day-of-the-sick
Dr. Robert Walley, Dr. Gian Luigi, and Pope John Paul II at MaterCare's Rome Conference.
MaterCare's Lenten Promise begins with the First Sunday of Lent, March 1st
Lent is a wonderful season during our liturgical year to participate in prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lent is an opportunity for all of us to recommit ourselves to our discipleship and to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ.
2019 was a year that focused on the Rome Conference as well as looking ahead to new projects. Here you will find our 2019 Annual Report.
March 25, 2020
Evangelium vitae, translated in English to "The Gospel of Life", is a papal encyclical promulgated on the 25th of March, 1995, by Pope John Paul II. MaterCare's mission is to carry out the work of Evangelium vitae by improving the lives and health of mothers and babies both born and unborn, through new initiatives of service, training, research, and advocacy designed to reduce the tragic levels of abortion world-wide and maternal and perinatal mortality, morbidity in developing countries. The 25th anniversary of Evangelium vitae in many ways is also OUR anniversary of the commitment to our mission.
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