Sister Madalyn Speaks At Interfaith Event
Sister Madalyn Chlebowski was a featured speaker and panelist at Chatham University in Pittsburgh which was the site of an interfaith program, Contemplative Practices to Help the Dying.
The two-day event, Nov. 21-22, 2014, presented a multi-religious, multi-cultural discussion on death and dying. The audience comprised caregivers and professionals in hospice, hospitals, and long-term-care who serve individuals who are dying .
An emphasis in the presentations was placed on the importance of knowing the faith, customs, beliefs , and practices of the dying person in order to address these end-of-life issues in the healthcare systems.
When asked about the event, Sister Madalyn said, “Although each faith tradition has its own rituals around the dying process, each one values life and has some connection with someone or something greater than themselves. It was an enriching experience.”
It was an enriching experience.