PRN: A Prescription For Your Spirit

Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2023 for a “Day to Care for the Caregivers.”


Saint Vincent Archabbey Retreats invites you to join Father Shawn Matthew Anderson, O.S.B., pharmacist, biology faculty member and retreat director, and other health care professionals for a day of prayer, community and food. Healthcare is stressful. No one is at their best when they are sick and hurt; and caring for the sick has been even more difficult the past few years. Compassion and understanding need to be recharged. Who cares for the caregiver? We do!

We will provide breakfast/lunch, places to pray, and quiet places to reflect.
Guest medical professionals will lead discussions on challenges and stresses of your profession.


We welcome you. Please RSVP! Invite a friend. Event is free, but please RSVP so we can account for food and hospitality.

  •  Discuss the need to form a spiritually healthy community with/for health care providers (HCP)
  • Consider Jesus’ healing ministry in their role as health care provider
  • Discuss practical ways to connect more with Jesus on a daily basis


8:15 a.m. Registration … and COFFEE

9:00 a.m. Welcome

9:15 a.m. Father Shawn Anderson, pharmacist turned Benedictine monk and professor

10:00 a.m. Quiet time for reflection

10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion: Personal stories about healthcare work during COVID

    • Moderated by Douglas Bricker, former Dean of Duquesne School of Pharmacy
    • Jonah Cooper, a student in the Excela Health Doctor in Nurse Anesthesia Practice program
    • Dr. Barbara Knollmann, Pathologist
    • Dr. John Duda, Radiologist


11:30 a.m. Small group discussion

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Spiritual health. Dr. John Duda and Dr. Barbara Knollmann, How a person may incorporate faith and/or prayer into the work of Health Care Professional

2:00 p.m. Father Shawn Anderson, How Does the Healer Find Healing?  Who do I turn to when I feel isolated?

2:30 p.m. Father Shawn Anderson, Anointing of the “healing” hands

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