For many people spirituality is at the core of what it means to be human. It is through spirituality that we can experience awe, wonder and mystery. The search for meaning, purpose, fulfilling relationships, are all reflections of a spiritual nature.
The staff in Spiritual and Religious Care Services at Bruyère believe that spiritual care is essential to the well-being and healing of body, soul, mind and heart. They believe that spirituality is a source of comfort, consolation, strength and hope for patients and their loved ones, in the midst of sickness, disability, loss and grief.
As valued members of the Bruyère health care team, staff Chaplains are sensitive to the various religious and cultural backgrounds of the patients, residents and families to whom they minister. Chaplains draw upon their theological and clinical expertise to provide the following services:
- Spiritual support
- Grief and bereavement counseling
- Religious services
- Communal memorial services
- Prayer and sacred reading
- Faith sharing and discussion groups
- Sacramental ministry
- Liaison with community clergy
Spiritual and Religious Care Services are available to all patients, residents and their families. Chaplains, both clergy and lay, provide professional spiritual care services related to emotional and/or spiritual health. Arrangements can be made to meet with a faith representative of one's own choice.
Depending on the site, core religious services are provided by the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and United churches. The resources of other faith traditions are also available to meet the spiritual needs of an increasingly diverse patient and resident population.
Bruyère provides special rooms and chapels for personal reflection, meditation or prayer including:
Chapel on the second floor; multi-faith prayer room on the 5th floor.
Chapel and multi-faith prayer room on the 5th floor.
Chapel on 2A; (loft on 3A).
Élisabeth Bruyère Residence
Chapel on the second floor of Élisabeth-Bruyère Hospital