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Thanks to the Keystone Founders Society, The Clergy Institute continues to be a valuable resource for hospital chaplains, clergy and lay people across the state. The Clergy Institute, an annual interfaith conference coordinated by the Spiritual Care Department of Presence Saint Francis Hospital, sets Saint Francis apart and positions it as a leader in this field, while providing religious caregivers with education on topics of great interest and need.
This year, the conference focused on responses to loss and grief. While the reality of loss is universal, the experience of loss is always unique. Conference speakers encouraged participants to provide compassionate support to community members dealing with grief and developed pastoral responses to loss. The conference also connected participants to resources for their own self-care needs.
This year’s conference was well-attended with over 140 spiritual caregivers present. Excellent pastoral care that heals the body and the spirit is a hallmark of our Catholic heritage. Because of the leadership and generosity of the Keystone Founders Society since 1999, Presence Health is able to provide continuing education for chaplains and clergy.