coronavirus

Only in Print: Ministering Becomes Joint Vocation

Father Radu Titonea wears a medical mask from within the chapel of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Forest Hills, Queens. (Photo: Courtesy of Father Radu Titonea)

UPPER WEST SIDE — Often, hospital chaplains focus on ministering and supporting patients and families as they battle illness and undergo surgery.

Now, as much as the ministry is about supporting patients, it’s equally about offering hope to medical professionals who treat them during the coronavirus outbreak.

They are all “in the battlefield to try to do something good for our patients,” explained Father Radu Titonea, a chaplain at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Forest Hills, Queens. “They are very much heroes. I would say, superheroes,” he said…


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