Presence, journey and telling the story: caring for people in Catholic aged care

Caring for the aged is a privilege. Sr Therese talks about using “presence, journey and telling the story” as a model for Catholic aged care.

Care for the aged is a particularly significant expression of the mission of Jesus and the ministry of the Church. In this episode, Sr Therese Carroll, RSJ, offers an approach to ministry of aged care based around the themes of "presence", "journey" and "telling the story". Through presence with older people we can show kindness and compassion. Through journey we meet people where they are at. Through telling the story, we listen to the person’s own story, we reflect on the founders’ story and we reflect on the Catholic story which brings all relationships together.

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