Dear Reader, the West Nile fever is spreading in Texas, forest fires are burning in thirteen states, many states are drought-stricken, and the earth is quaking around our planet. Many humans attribute these phenomena to man-made global warming, some global-cooling? Other humans attribute these disastrous events to the natural fluctuations of our planet’s life. Either way, there will always be a need for good nurses!
Florence Nightingale, Clara Burton, Mary Mahoney, Mary Breckinridge, Edith Cavell, Mary Seacole, Helen Fairchild, Dorothy Dix, and Virginia Henderson are just a few of the meritorious nurses that have performed wonders on our planet.. However, these women were some of the more well-know trailblazers who highlighted the many contributions that nurses have brought to the field of medicine. They dedicated their lives to helping the wounded and the sick.
Moreover, the task of nursing has been around since the dawn of humans. In fact, all good mothers, fathers, sister, brothers, and friends, etc. perform good nursing tactics to ease the suffering of their wounded or sick companions. Nurses are protectors and advocates for those in need of regaining their health and well-being. For good reasons, a good doctor takes a solemn Oath to ensure that he or she practices good medicine, especially to do no harm to any living being. A nurse does not.
A nurse makes a Nightingale Pledge, “I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”
The Emmy award-winning Catholic Bishop, Fulton Sheen (1895-1979), teaches us about the three attribute that each good nurse possesses. First, a good nurse has been wounded, and/or he or she has been ill; he or she knows sorrow and agony first-hand. Second, a good nurse is cheerful. He or she performs his or her duties with a joyful-disposition and an infectious-smile, no matter what afflicted-setting unfolds. Finally, a good nurse has a sound belief in the Supernatural Realm; he or she believes in God. In other words, Dear Reader, a good nurse, is a patron of physical love, emotional love, and Spiritual Truelove!
Dear Reader, Our Lady of Perpetual Help is The Nurse! Mary has been greatly wounded, her good consolations are contagious, and not only does she believe in God, but she is the Mother of God, the Mother of Jesus, and, in fact, she is also the Spiritual Mother of all humans beings! She promotes health, for instance, for example, with her healing waters of Lourdes. This is verifiable by doctors of all persuasions even from those who follow the religion of atheism.
Holy Mary comforts the sick, wounded, dying, and afflicted with her heavenly graces. She is full of Grace! She has a remedy available for the global sickness and wounds. Go to her for your well-being!
As the global-naysayers caterwaul, the heart of our wounded Earth continues in sickness. Consequently, if someone were to prick his or her littlest piggy, just once, in the same location each and every day, with the tiniest of threading-needle, then, Dear Reader, what would be the prognosis?
First, the sore would become extremely red and painful; it would begin to swell, Next, after some days, without any nursing, infection would commence. The tiny wound would enlarge, encompassing the entire littlest toe. Then, left unattended and uncomforted, the infection of the little piggy would spread to the other toes, the foot, the leg, torso, arms, neck, brain, and then all the way around to the other little piggy, causing deathly sickness and a mortal wound to the entire body.
Our sister Earth is heartbroken, we allow far worst then a mere pin-pricking. Each and every day we allow a baby to be horrifically torn from the womb of his or her mother! In fact, it is more than one-a-day! How is our sister Earth reacting to this and the many other horrible hellish-feats of humankind occurring to her body? We may well be blessed that the global-extremes of our planet are not at their optima, yet? There is only a precious amount of time, remaining, to heal these wounds.
Dear Reader, By the Grace of God, Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, gives us “the” remedy, from Jesus, for the unhallowed events of our globe. If we listen to her wishes, then she will nurse us back to Spiritual Health and Spiritual Well-Being. She is prophesying, through the three little children of Fatima, to each one of us, even today, from the Pope all the way down to this hobo. O Mary, your wish is my command!
Notwithstanding, Bishop Sheen says it best, “Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for Divine Love?” And, may I include, Dear Reader, nurse one another with an upside-down frown!
St. Agatha, nurse us back to Jesus & Mary!
O St. Joseph, Protector of Mary & Jesus, lead us out of our exile (sin) towards Jesus & Mary!
Servant of God, Bishop Fulton Sheen, teach us about Jesus & Mary!
St. Bernadette, bring us towards Jesus & Mary!
Blessed Jacinta, Blessed Francesco, and Servant of God, Lucia, of Fatima, pray for us!
Stay-tuned for the, “Post Script of Volume IV (First Fridays & First Saturdays)” on Thursday, August 30.
Peace & JAMLY,