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Easter and Caregiving, 2022

Week of April 10, 2022
Prayer Requests

Dear Friends,

Easter blessings to you and your care-receiver. Thank you so much for what you're doing to help him or her. Without a doubt, caregiving is hard, hard, hard!

I'm sorry I can't send you a chocolate bunny or a bag of jelly beans for your Easter basket, but here a few gifts, a few words, from five saints:

On Easter, from "the boys"

"The season before Easter [Lent] signifies the troubles in which we live here and now, while the time after Easter which we are celebrating at present signifies the happiness that will be ours in the future."
--St. Augustine

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song."
--St. John Paul II

And on caregiving and challenges now, from "the girls"

"At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by 'I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.'" [Not that we were perfect at caregiving, but that we were caregivers.]
--St. Teresa of Calcutta

"We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials."
--St. Teresa of Avila

"What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?"
--St. Thérèse of Lisieux

You remain in my prayers.


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This week we're so pleased to welcome Virginia P. of Illinois and Andrea C. of Michigan as the newest  members of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver. Please keep them and their  intentions in your prayers. They have promised to pray for you and yours.

And again we cordially invite you to join the Friends of St. John the Caregiver! (FSJC's programs include and You can find out more about becoming a member here.

No meetings, no dues. All we ask is that you pray for caregivers and those receiving care. Our members include caregivers, care-receivers, and those who support both (including quite a few former caregivers).

You can:

sign up online here

or call us toll-free at 1-800-392-JOHN (5646)

or print and mail an application form.

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