July 17, 2020  |  By:   |  Press Releases  |  

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Office of Life, Justice and Peace and Healthcare Ministry, launched a series of virtual mini retreats as a gift to all the healthcare professionals as an appreciation for the extraordinary and holy work they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The free series of virtual mini retreats will nurture the mind, body and spirit of healthcare professionals and first responders during these challenging times.

“We are happy to provide these mini retreat videos created for the healthcare workers and first responders,” said Ann Sanders, Liaison for the Healthcare Ministry of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace. “The challenges of COVID-19 continue to remain in our midst.  It is our hope and prayer these mini retreats will refresh their spirit providing a few minutes of peace when they view them.”

The Profiles in Excellence – Extraordinary Women and Men in Challenging Times mini retreats consist of six videos featuring men and women in history who responded to crisis in their own time including St. John Bosco, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Julian of Norwich and St. Teresa of Calcutta. Reflections on faith and compassion, finding God in all things, humble and loving service, transmitting hope, and more are given by some members of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles including Bishop Marc V. Trudeau, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in the San Pedro Pastoral Region, Bishop Alex Aclan, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Region and Sr. Rosalia Meza, Director of Religious Education of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. 

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles understands that it takes the work of so many caregivers to promote the common good, and the sacrifices that these heroes are making to keep our community safe. These videos are designed to be viewed during a break at work or at home. For more information and resources, visit:

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About Life, Justice, and Peace Office
The Office of Life, Justice, and Peace (OLJP) implements the vision of Archbishop José Gomez on social issues by offering strategic leadership to parishes and community partners through education, advocacy, prayer, and service. OLJP promotes the common good, rooting initiatives in the reality that each person is created by God for a relationship with him and in community with others.