Blessing the hands that heal

Benedictine Sister Lisa Kittock prays during the Mass. (Photo by Dianne
Towalski/The Visitor)

Health care professionals from around the diocese gathered Nov. 4 in the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph for a special “White Coat” Mass in recognition of their dedicated work. The Mass, which takes its name from the white coat most commonly worn by those in the medical field, was held to acknowledge the caring outreach practiced by health care professionals. The event was sponsored by the Diocese of St. Cloud, Sisters of St. Benedict, St. Cloud Hospital and St. Benedict’s Senior Community in partnership with the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. To read Father Tom Knoblach’s homily, visit our blog:

Mitzie Brinkman, left, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Collegeville, laughs with Terri Shrode from St. Francis Xavier Parish in Sartell before the Mass. (Photo by Dianne
Towalski/The Visitor)
Father Tom Knoblach, diocesan consultant for health care ethics, blesses people involved in the health care profession during the Blessing of Hands. (Photo by Dianne
Towalski/The Visitor)

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