Healing hands and hearts
On Nov. 2, Archbishop Gregory Aymond blessed the interfaith chapel at the new University Medical Center on Tulane Avenue. The ceremony was attended by several Daughters of Charity, including Sister Josephine Cusimano, who ministered at the old University Hospital for seven years.
The Daughters of Charity donated the tabernacle for the chapel. Before his blessing, Archbishop Aymond said: “This is indeed holy ground. Many people will come here to pray for loved ones.
They will come with fear or concern, and they will seek God’s comfort and healing power. May God bless all of those on the medical staff who strive to heal the bodies of those who are sick. Bless and encourage those who are ill, as well as their families.”