|Getting a Tour of Mayo's Heli-Pad|
CPE, Clinical Pastoral Education, was quite an experience, particularly in the vast organization called Mayo Clinic & Hospitals. We had extensive orientation and numerous didactics. Near the end of our time, we were able to tour the heli-pad, which was an amazing experience.
Our group was diverse in denomination, age, and marital status. Since we had diversity within our group, we gathered a couple times and did the totally geek seminarian thing- we talked theology! We gathered at Newt's North, and had some great discussions!
|2013 Summer Interns - Theologizing|
CPE, chaplaincy in a hospital, pastoral care; what is it? What did I learn? If a person welcomed me into their room as the chaplain, I truly felt we were on holy ground. I don't say that lightly because I have taken a few years to accept and use the word holy, and I truly believe that God is present in all aspects of our lives. When a patient welcomes me into their room, shares their vulnerability with me, and sometimes their raw emotions with me how can I feel anything but humbled? How can I feel anything but a knowledge of God's presence in the place? Holy Ground because of what is being shared in the presence of God.