August 11, 2011

Florence Nightingale, Nurse and Social Reformer 1910

Life-giving God, you alone have power over life and death, over health and sickness: Give power, wisdom, and gentleness to those who follow the lead of Florence Nightingale, that they, bearing with them your presence, may not only heal but bless, and shine as lanterns of hope in the darkest hours of pain and fear; through Jesus Christ, the healer of body and soul, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

from Lesser Feasts and Fasts / Holy Women, Holy Men
ikon by the hand of Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tobias, the icon is lovely. I was much struck by it when you posted it on Facebook.

JCF said...

Holy Florence, pray for us! Send the balm of healing to all the hurting people...

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thank you, Mimi. I'm continuing to explore variations in the medium, but I am very pleased with how Florence emerged into the light...

JCF, Amen! I have such high regard for nurses -- a very demanding work and underappreciated by many.