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On the Mount

The Beatitudes for Caregivers

August-September 2023

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Dear Friends,

You're probably familiar with Jesus' Sermon on the Mount ("Blessed are the ...), but you may not have noticed how easily his comforting words and promises can be adapted and applied to family caregivers here and now.
To you and what you face, what you do.

So, putting a bit of a spin on Matthew 5:3-12:

Blessed are those who mourn because their loved one, though still alive, is slipping away because of dementia, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek who force themselves to speak up and speak out to make sure their loved one receives the help he or she needs, for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for answers to why this is happening to their loved one and how much longer it will go on, for they will be satisfied. . .

You can find the complete list here .

As always, you and your  loved ones remain in my prayers.

-- Bill

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This week we're so pleased to welcome Katherine H. of Ohio as our newest member of the Friends of St. John the Caregivers.

Please keep her and her intentions in your prayers. She has promised to pray for you and hers.

Again this week we cordially invite you to join the Friends of St. John the Caregiver! (FSJC's programs include and You can find out more about becoming a member here.

No meetings, no dues. All we ask is that you pray for caregivers and those receiving care. Our members include caregivers, care-receivers, and those who support both (including quite a few former caregivers).

You can:

sign up online here

or call us toll-free at 1-800-392-JOHN (5646)

or print and mail an application form.

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