White Mass celebrates 'special vocation' of physicians

Mark Labbe


Physicians, dentists and medical students came together at St. John's Seminary in Brighton to attend this year's annual "White Mass" and to listen to a talk by president of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Dr. James O'Connell, Oct. 15.

Sponsored by the Guild of St. Luke of the Archdiocese of Boston, an organization of Catholic physicians, the White Mass celebrates the work they do on a daily basis.

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley celebrated the White Mass in the chapel of St. John's Seminary.

In his homily, the cardinal spoke to the physicians, saying that he would venture to guess that they are aware of how special the gift life is.

Yet, he said "we are only stewards of that gift."

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