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Advance Directives & Living Wills

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen to share our pain and touch our wounds, with a gentle and tender hand.
Those who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate the not-knowing, not-curing, not-healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, they are the ones who care.

Henri Nouwen


Columbia St. Mary’s offers sessions with a Healthcare Ethicist and trained social workers and chaplains who can help you create your own advance directive. To register for one of these free sessions, visit our Community Education webpage, at the top click on "Search for a Class" and type in or copy and paste “Advance Directives & Living Wills” into the Title/Keyword field.


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