Spiritual Care

Resources for the Community

Sources of Comfort and Meaning

We hope to bring comfort and help to find meaning for patients, their loved ones and caregivers who are coping with the spiritual distress that accompanies illness and loss. We offer words of reflection, multi-faith prayers and grief support.

The Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministry of New York

Deemed one of the primary frontier centers in the world by the Dominican Order, the mission of the health care ministry of the Dominican Friars of St. Catherine of Siena Church and Priory in New York is to promote the dignity of the human person and the healing ministry among parishioners, health care professionals, patients, and their families through pastoral care, education, research, and ethics consultations in Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Rockefeller University Hospital.

Lay Ministers

A group of Lay Ministers whom visit Hospital for Special Surgery to bring patients spiritual needs

Lay ecclesial ministers are dedicated to serving their church and community. They are volunteers and are experienced in patient care. They visit the patients and make sure each patient can meet his or her spiritual needs every day. We also have a dedicated group of students from Regis High School, who serve as Eucharistic Ministers as part of their Christian Service.

The Annual Spirituality Forum

The Spirituality Forum is an opportunity for all hospital employees to attend a one hour presentation about relevant spirituality and health topics. The Spirituality Forum brings in a new lecturer each year who is an expert in his or her field of study. Each lecturer give his or her unique perspective on how spirituality and health topics interrelate in the healthcare profession.

Our speaker for Spring 2015 Spirituality and Health Forum is on Monday May 18th at 10:30 am in the Conference Room C on the Second Floor. The speaker is Peter A. Geffen. He is a social activist, international and an above-the-right-knee amputee. He will speak on the power of spiritual realism in the process of healing. All are welcome. Click here for additional information.


Contact Information

212.606.1188 (page operator)

Feel free to visit us:
1st Floor, Main Lobby of HSS

In an emergency situation, please dial “0” from a Hospital phone, and the operator will page the chaplain immediately.