Dr. Michael Bautista

Dr. Michael Bautista is a physician practising in St. John's and is the recipient of the 2015 Ignatian Spirit Award from St. Bonaventure's. He is also the Chair of the Discipline of Anesthesia at Memorial University. and an associate professor of Medicine.


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    " . . the sick and the dying are not to be looked down upon or pitied or be the fulfillment of a need to be charitable, but to be rightfully respected as persons who minister to us through their illness and frailty.  I term this the “Ministry of Dying and Illness.” ...

    Healing is always a team effort; it takes a team of colleagues, with the adaptation of the holistic approach of Christ, to heal someone."...

    "Today we are flooded with painful truths, all of them bad but true, so many truths that cannot be ignored, or forgiven without reconciliation. "...

    "“How well do I cope with ‘not knowing?’ The opposite to faith is not doubt but certainty. To believe is to be asked to go beyond facts to take a risk.” (from Sacred Space for April 27, 2021)"...

    "When we don’t have an end, we might make one up, or get demoralized when we can’t find it.  Hence the disappointment when schools reopen and then close again, when the vaccine is coming, and then is held up.  "...

    "Lent becomes the key opportunity to become more deeply aware of the love of God and the needs to share, to save the planet, to understand suffering, to reach out to the outcast."...

    "See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. (1 John 3:1)"...

    "God’s people do not return to a better day but move forward to a better day.  "...

    "Is this dangerous crisis the needed opportunity to reflect, to re-examine, and to accept and embrace necessary change?"...

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