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Chronic Pain Sufferers Find Hope in the Darkness
Date:5/15/2009

Maureen Pratt Offers Prayerful Approach to Pain in Steinbach, Manitoba

Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada (Vocus) May 15, 2009 -- Each day throughout the world, countless people suffer in silence from chronic pain. Even pop singer, famed choreographer, and American Idol judge, Paula Abdul recently revealed her long struggle with chronic pain in the May issue of Ladies Home Journal. While Abdul admits to being addicted to pain killers, others rely on faith to see them though.

Maureen Pratt, an award-winning author and speaker, confesses her Catholic faith has nurtured her through the storms of her own pain. Pratt suffers daily from multiple chronic illnesses. Her personal, practical, and prayerful approach brings hope and inspiration to others who similarly suffer.

On May 26, Pratt will be the keynote speaker at a one day conference called Hope in the Darkness: Chronic Pain and Illness Transformed by Spirituality. She will also lead a workshop for those who suffer from chronic pain and their physicians, pastoral counselors, and caregivers. The conference is being held at the Steinbach Mennonite Church in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada.

Hosted by the Bethesda Chaplaincy Services Board, this educational and inspirational conference is open to health care providers, the mental health community, spiritual caregivers (clergy and chaplains), and, most importantly, individuals suffering with chronic pain and illness and their family and friends. The conference and workshops are accredited for Continuing Medical Education. Certificates will be available upon check-in. The conference has also been endorsed by Providence College and Seminary, South Eastman Health, Steinbach Ministerial Association, and the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine.

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