A web of care

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Today was a day of tests, and waiting, since I won’t meet with my doctors until tomorrow. The CT scan took the longest because I had to  drink a few bottles of liquid and wait for that to settle to help the tests show the contrast. When I entered the main clinic building, a pianist was playing lovely Christmas carols that lifted my spirits and put me in a holiday frame of mind.

I concelebrated the noon mass at the local parish where I’m staying. After mass, two woman came up and introduced themselves. One is a donor to St. Joseph’s who has been praying for me all along. The other used to be a donor, but moved away from South Dakota many years ago and lost touch with the school. She gave me a check for the school and wants again to be reconnected. I am amazed at the web of care, which exists for St. Joseph’s almost anywhere I go in the country.

The priests at the local parish offered hospitality, and the rectory felt much more like home than staying in a hotel. I used part of the day for window shopping and walking. It felt good to stretch the legs out after the long ride in the car. I used a good part of the day for more solitary pursuits, and had quality times to pray and read.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

One thought on “A web of care”

  1. Wed are sooo lucky to be Roman Catholic !Look at all of the help available to us..! In storms, earthquakes, illness…whatever. We have the presence of ALL of the angels and saints to turn to..besides the Father, Son and Holy Spirit..AND The Blessed Virgin. WOW!
    What greater blessing..? If only the whole world could see it…
    One day..it will..
    Mia and Bob

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