UTE & TERRY
Agapé was a ray
of sunshine and hope
for the entire family.
SPIRITUAL the unimaginable happened and their son Adam was facing the end of his life at 37 years
of age, Ute and Terry Mullin were grateful that a
Christian hospice such as Agapé existed. A place
that could provide Adam with not only gentle,
unconditional love but that could also offer the
pastoral support that was so important to them.
During their nine-month vigil with Adam, the Mullins
immediately noticed the environment of Agapé:
serene, filled with laughter and free of hospital
At Agapé Hospice, families have time to enjoy the
company of their loved one without the worry
of their physical care. For the Mullins, this meant
they were able to celebrate Adam’s life, experience peaceful, stress-free days and share time with
family and friends.
The spiritual support was especially comforting for
Ute and Terry. Taking solace in the support extended
by Agapé’s chaplain, they felt a wonderful validation
of their Christian morals. “We would often stop and
visit with the chaplain who was “so personable, loving
and kind and she made herself available to talk or
visit any time we needed,” Terry says.
“Being at Agapé Hospice was a ray of sunshine
and hope for the entire family,” adds Ute. “It helped
Adam maintain his delightful sense of humour right
up until his passing.”
The experience was so powerful that now Ute is
considering becoming a volunteer so that she can
help others experiencing the loss of a loved one.
“Where would our community be without a place
like this?” she asks.
The only faith-based hospice in Calgary, Agapé
serves all faith traditions. Its serene chapel is always
open for prayer and meditation and spiritual care
is available whenever it is needed. Spiritual care
is provided through a supportive presence, by the
incorporation of meaningful and sacred practices
and by liaising between individuals and their faith
communities to ensure individual needs are met.
Chaplains minister to the whole person.
Annual Spiritual Care
Program Costs $159,000
Partner Funding for 2012 $87,000
Campaign Fundraising Goal $72,000