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St Peregrine — Patron of Cancer Sufferers

As saints go, is not amongst the most well-known, although many who do know him find great comfort through his intercession. He is the patron saint of cancer sufferers and today almost everyone is touched by this terrible disease is some way, if not personally, then through a friend or loved one. It is reassuring […]

Letter to a Friend

How do I even begin to write this letter when I know how ill you are?

Palliative Care

Putting Patients Back In The Drivers Seat A diagnosis of terminal cancer or other life limiting illness is a distressing experience for anyone, but more recent advances in Palliative and Supportive Care are putting patients back into the driver’s seat when it comes to deciding how their treatment will unfold and how they and their […]

Butterflies and the Blanket

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” (Proverb) “Lord, ….let our prayers become part of the fabric of this blanket, saturating each thread to bring healing with each stitch. Please comfort and cover the recipient with your love through this blanket.” Graceland Baptist Church, New Albany, Indiana. This is […]

It Tolls for Thee

“If you ever wonder what you’ve done in your life, and everyone does wonder sooner or later, you have been God’s grace to me, a miracle, something more than a miracle.” A father writing to his child, from Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, 2004. Page 52. “Never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it […]