As Catholic Health Care leaders, we are committed personally and professionally to spiritually grounded values. We take seriously the fact that we are spiritual beings as well as physical, psychological, and social beings.
Our spiritual nature makes us passionate about what we do and encourages us to excellence through:
- Grounding our values and providing the energy to creatively implement them,
- Developing a spiritual perspective (this is particularly helpful in offsetting the leadership tempta-
- tions to pride and dominance with humility and service),
- Sustaining a spiritual perspective by engaging in spiritual practices (for example, meditation is helpful in the life of busy executives, both to keep them in touch with Spirit and to help them deal with the inevitable suffering that comes with leadership).
In alignment with the Catholic recognition of the spiritual as intrinsic to human life, we acknowledge that:
- Although many people do not belong to a religion, all people are spiritual,
- Leadership within a Catholic organization welcomes and attends to each person’s individual spirituality; at the same time spiritualities cannot contradict the fundamental values of the organization.
In our leadership, we find ways to sustain our own spirits and the spirits of those whom we lead.