Blessed Mother Teresa's Cardiologist to Speak at "Aging with Purpose & Passion"

by Dale on May 11, 2011



Blessed Mother Teresa ‘s Cardiologist to Speak at Local Conference


SOUTH BEND Paul Wright, M.D., is the keynote speaker for the upcoming €œAging with Purpose and Passion conference sponsored by the Gerontology Consortium of Michiana (GCM). Dr. Wright practiced as a cardiologist for 25 years, during which time he worked directly with Mother Teresa for the last five years of her life. His presentation titled, €œWhat Blessed Mother Teresa Taught Me About the Purpose of Life will address the topics of compassion and finding inner peace and happiness in service within the medical profession.

Dr. Wright will be available to autograph copies of his book €œMother Teresa’s Prescription: Finding Happiness and Peace in Service.  It is a compelling account of his time spent with Mother Teresa. Copies of the book will be available for $10 by cash or check, and all royalties go to Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity to continue their life-changing work.

The fourth annual conference sponsored by the GCM is open to health care professionals, families, friends and the community. It takes place from 8 a.m. 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Vincent Hall on the Holy Cross College campus. The keynote presentation will be followed by breakout sessions providing information on a variety of topics, including the aging brain, retirement planning, health care reform, gerontechnology and intimacy.

The fee to attend is $75 for health care professionals, $25 for caregivers and community members and $10 for students. Continuing education credit is available for nurses, social workers, mental health counselors and nursing home administrators. Continental breakfast and a lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register, contact Pat Adams by phone at 574-239-8364 or e-mail padams at

To register online, click here.

About the Gerontology Consortium of Michiana (GCM)
Founded in late 2006, GCM comprises several hundred members from a variety of area organizations that have partnered to promote education and service for the benefit of seniors in the community. The consortium includes organizations representing health care, higher education, local government and long-term care.
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