Sacred Stories is an Aster Award-winning and hallmark publication of Catholic Health Initiatives. Sacred Stories tell of moments of heightened awareness of God’s divine presence in our workplace, written by our employees and medical staff members – moments that could be fleeting except for the fact that they are courageously recorded and preserved in these stories.
Each story is prefaced by a selection of scripture or other sacred text. These profound words help to frame each story within the larger context of God’s activity and presence in our world. Upon reflection, they help us understand how God can choose to act through us.
Each story is followed by one or more reflection questions that invite individual exploration or group discussion of the story’s meaning, leading to deeper understanding.
A structured reflection process using the preface, story and reflection questions can help to expand our understanding of God’s presence and the importance of spirituality in our workplace. Through the years, our sacred stories have been used for personal reflection; to begin or end a workday feeling grounded in our mission and vision; or to start a meeting by acknowledging and expressing thanks for the presence of God. Our hope is for these stories to be used in similar ways, and to inspire new authors to record their moments of lived spirituality at work.