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Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Support for Patients and Families

We want you to understand how spiritual wellness helps make Saint Luke's Health System—The best place to get care. The best place to give care.

The Saint Luke's Spiritual Wellness Department is an interfaith chaplaincy that offers spiritual support to all patients, their loved ones and staff. We minister to individuals from every faith background including those who do not have a particular faith. 

Across the Saint Luke’s Health System, employees are committed to providing the best possible care – the best clinical care for patients, the best support for their families and friends, and the best support for one another. As a faith-based System, we are also aware that persons have spiritual needs along with their physical and emotional needs, and we are committed to providing the best possible support for those spiritual needs for patients, families, and our staff.

Here and on the web pages of our individual hospitals you will see how we seek to live out this spiritual foundation. This foundation began with the founding of Saint Luke's Hospital more than 125 years ago. Today, our spirituality represents the diverse faith traditions and beliefs of the thousands of Saint Luke's employees and physicians across our 11 hospitals. We are committed to supporting each individual as best we can within the faith tradition that he or she already holds. Your spirituality is welcome at Saint Luke's.

The Saint Luke’s Spiritual Wellness Committee and the Spiritual Wellness Department want to provide ways to tell the story of spirituality at work and of the spiritual support that we seek to provide across Saint Luke's Health System. We hope you will find here resources that will support your own spiritual needs, and your capacity to support the spiritual needs of others. As we work toward this together, let us share a prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi:

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

– The Rev. Marshall S. Scott, Director of Spiritual Wellness, Saint Luke's Health System