Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, OFM speaks about dealing with disability and chronic illness

Fr. Jagdfeld talks about dealing with post polio syndrome, deafness as a result of Meniere's disease, arthritis and other conditions through prayer and spirituality in this video. He also speaks about the changes in his life and perspective. He shares how learning to sign led to his ability to listen to confessions for deaf parishioners and how he has become a "popular confessor" now.

via YouTube:
CUSA Administrator, Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M., shares his experience of what it is like to acquire a disability and how he learned to cope. For more information about CUSA, an Apostolate of Persons with Chronic Illness and/or Disability, visit or go directly here. I'm also adding CUSA to my blogroll as a resource.


Full Tilt said...

I thought I left a comment here. Perhaps Blogger ate it. This vid was wonderful. Fr. is a candid speaker who can help educate and model for the abled masses the fact that people with disabilities live, not merely exist to be pitied.

Enjoy the holiday, Wheelie!

Wheelie Catholic said...

Thanks, FT. (I think Blogger did eat your comment, sorry about that.) Have a good weekend.