At Jennings, our pastoral and spiritual responsibility is demonstrated through the importance we place on attending to the spiritual needs of those we serve, including our staff. Without imposing any particular religious beliefs, we recognize the spiritual dimension of the services that we provide. Our Catholic values, part of our mission, are a common thread that staff members of all faiths can respect and emulate in the compassionate care they provide.
Research has confirmed that the practice of spiritual disciplines can have a positive medical value and so must be regarded as a significant variable in the overall well being of the person. On the Jennings campus, conversations about the importance of attending to the spiritual needs of a person are openly encouraged and supported amongst our staff and other clinicians.
As a Catholic organization and according to the Catholic Ethical Directives, we have a duty to preserve our life and to use it for the glory of God. At Jennings, people are able to make choices every day in order to fulfill their beliefs and participate in their faith practices. In addition to daily Mass and Rosary, there are interdemoninational services, Bible studies and spiritual care available. Beyond activities, Jennings respects food choices, such as meatless Fridays and fasting during Lent. A Valentine’s Day celebration honors the vows and of all married couples who are part of the campus and the commitment they share. Offering ways to celebrate faith helps us to provide quality of life for those who are Catholic and wish to continue celebrating these traditions. Our Catholic values offer a quality of life regardless of an individual’s particular religion.