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Published on March 02, 2017

Author Thomas Moore Presents “Reviving the Soul in a Mechanical Age”

Free Community Lecture is Part of Saint Joseph’s Day Celebration at Saint Mary’s Hospital

Photo of author Thomas MooreWATERBURY, Conn. (March 2, 2017) ─ Thomas Moore, author of The New York Times bestselling book, Care of the Soul, will present a free community lecture, “Reviving the Soul in a Mechanical Age,” on Thursday, March 23 at 6pm in the Auditorium at Saint Mary’s Hospital, 56 Franklin St., Waterbury.

The presentation is part of Saint Mary’s annual Saint Joseph’s Day celebration in honor of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambery, the hospital’s founding order and a continued presence at the hospital for more than 100 years. The lecture is one of several activities planned for staff and the community the week of March 19, which is Saint Joseph’s Day.

“Our age of technological invention is amazing in its imagination, ingenuity and the comforts it provides,” Moore said. “It could even be the impetus for a deep cultural renaissance and spiritual evolution. But as of now, it has become stuck, fixated at the machine level. We need new and serious attention to values, well-being and needs of the soul, and we need it in education, politics, medicine, city planning — in every aspect of modern life.”

In his presentation, Moore will explore opportunities to strengthen marriage, families and our approach to work. With a sense of soul in the midst of challenging times, all of us may find creative lives for healing and recovery.

The program is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the hospital’s Visitor Garage off Cole Street. Registration is available online at stmh.org or call 203-709-3312.

Thomas Moore is the author of Care of the Soul and 25 other books that address psyche and spirit in everyday life. In his youth he was a monk and a musician. He has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Syracuse University. In connection with his book Care of the Soul in Medicine he has lectured at the Mayo Clinic, Sloan-Kettering, Memorial Hermann, NYU Cancer Center, and many other medical conferences and institutions. He received a humanitarian award from Einstein Medical School and is an honorary member of the Gynecological Society of Scotland. His books have been translated into 32 languages and have sold in the millions. His most recent book, now in production, is Ageless Soul: Living Longer with Joy and Purpose.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a nonprofit Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit stmh.org for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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