Heart of the Caregiver
- Caregiving can be both rewarding and draining at the same time. It's hard work - physically and emotionally. Treat yourself, and other caregivers you know to this Special Edition kit which offers caregivers the opportunity to be cared FOR in a very special and personal way!
In these ever-changing times, our connectedness to God has never been so vital to our well-being as we seek to care for ourselves and our loved ones.
Since the outbreak of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the many adjustments required to maintain one's personal health and that of co-workers and loved ones, has created untold amounts of stress, isolation and loneliness. The collective and cumulative toll on mental and physical health is a story continuing to unfold. As a result, the care of our souls - the source of our connectedness to God, has never been so important.
Our souls are the very essence of who we are and meant to be in this life. And, without proper and continuous care, our souls may be at odds with our minds and hearts in terms of the directions we take, the courses we follow or the degrees of centeredness we feel in this sacred and often bewildering circle of life. Our souls, maybe more than ever, need a compass!
This special at-home retreat kit for Caregivers was created the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center and joins you as a companion on your spiritual journey through COMPASS. Each COMPASS kit is personalized for you, the recipient, and arrives with a promise of prayer. We believe COMPASS kits will be beneficial to the recipient on a personal level, but also to groups who wish to share in meaningful discussions either virtually or in-person.
The Mercy Conference and Retreat Center created COMPASS kits in the spirit of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who understood well the importance of our connectedness to God.
We generally think of compasses as purely logistical instruments or tools to help us determine direction, measure distances between points, or draw circles with complete accuracy. A compass for our souls is also an instrument or tool, but doesn't direct us outward, it directs us inward. It helps us connect with our center... that deep space within which speaks directly to the Divine, our Almighty God, and invites our hearts and minds to listen. When we find ourselves without the time or tools to quiet ourselves and listen, we may become frazzled, restless and worn-out. Yet, few tools exist to help us care for our souls as we must.