Hospices - conventional psychiatric
Second Chance Program for treatment of refractory psychosis patients
unlikely to be discharged from state hospitals. Steven M Silverstein Phd, Director,
21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, NY,10605 USA
Hospices - Catholic psychiatric
Saint John of God Lay Consecration for
Catholic men or women who wish to pray for
&/or minister to those with psychiatric diagnosis is an available vocation.
Contact San Juan de Dios, Igulot, Bocaue, 3018 Bulacan, Philippines.
CBCPNews: 8/6/2017 - Bocaue hospice founder laid to rest
BOCAUE, Bulacan, Philippines – After his death due pneumonia on Aug. 2, 2017 at the age of 87, Brother Francis Joseph, FM (George Carey Gillen), founder of the Brothers of Mercy of St. John of God and Hospicio de San Juan Dios in this town, was laid to rest at the Krus sa Wawa Memorial Park Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017.
Msgr. Bartolome Santos said in his homily during a concelebrated funeral Mass held
at the Sto. Cristo-San Andres Kim Taegon Parish. “It is not easy. It needs a lot of sacrifice and offering to the Lord.”
‘Brothers of Mercy’, “Br. Francis taught us compassion to our patients; to love them as our siblings; to spoon feed them if needed,” said Marquez. “After his retirement as our prior, even if sick, he would still strive to stand and feed our patients.”
“It almost came to a point that I decided to give up, particularly when a patient punched me, but Br. Francis was there to encourage & guide me to pursue this mission.”
"Br. Francis died on the feast of the apparition of Our Lady of Mercy."
João Teixeria de Faria, also known as “John of God.”
João’s healing center is known as the
Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola (Saint Ignatius) & is located in the small town of Abadiânia, Brazil. http://www.ronroth.com/home/ronandjohn.cfm
L'Arche Community (Catholic) (caring for the
mentally ill), Trosly Breuil, France,
St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth, England
Cassidy, Dr Sheila Sharing the Darkness, the Spirituality of Caring, book for caretakers of the dying
An ISRAEL motel &/or hospice for citizens of the country of INDIA:
"This serene cobblestoned oasis in the jam-packed Muslim Quarter is the only home 59-year-old Nazeer Hussain Ansari has ever known. For close to a century, the Ansari family has been the resident caretakers of the Indian Hospice, located just inside Herod’s Gate, or in Hebrew, Sha’ar Haprachim: Flowers Gate.
“My grandfather came from India back in 1924 & he was assigned as director and trustee of the Indian Hospice,” Ansari told. The property, which is owned by the Central Wakf Council of India & open only to people of Indian citizenship or heritage.
“We offer them food and a place to stay, like their home away from home,” says Ansari, who is a citizen of India with permanent resident status in Jerusalem.
Legend has it that around the year 1200, Sufi saint Baba Farid from India came to the Holy City of Jerusalem and meditated in a stone lodge for 40 days. Ever since, Indian Muslim pilgrims on their way to or from Mecca were attracted to the site and eventually it became the Indian Hospice.
“We’re not a commercial hotel,” says Ansari, who has 4 children all born locally. “It’s for Indians looking for a quiet, humble place near the holy sites. They’re not looking for a TV, swimming pool or spa.” Guests to the hospice (yes, even diplomats and government officials) do their own cooking & laundry using supplies and equipment provided by the hostel. Ansari and his parents, wife and siblings handle everything else, from administrative duties to maintaining the 6 guest rooms and the small mosque, library, dining hall and kitchen. The guest room over the spot where Baba Farid lodged is still an attraction. The mystical Sufi sect of Islam (known for dance, music, storytelling, art & meditation) started in the 8th century in what is now the Israeli city of Ramla. Jerusalem was a hub of Sufism for many years, Ansari says...
The Indian Hospice has seen changes & additions over time. It was bombed 4 times in various wars, & sustained severe damage during the 1967 Six-Day War. Three of Ansari’s close relatives perished when the property took a direct hit.
“From 1967-1991 this place was frozen,” he says. “When diplomatic relations were established between Israel & India, we reconnected with the Foreign Ministry in India & started rebuilding and renovating.”