Pictured here is Linda, a young woman who came to us prepared to die because of a mysterious disease. Linda had never been around pets but ended up adopting these 4 puppies that were born while she was here. Linda was a very sick girl and was offering up her suffering as an Intercessor of Divine Mercy.
Tension increases pain. Non-drug therapies help to reduce tension and thereby reduce pain. Pets are another of the forms of non-drug therapies and there will be pets that at Loreto as well as many Aquariums throughout the building. Watching nature is very calming to many people. TESTIMONY BELOW:
But God had other plans for Linda. After her total surrender and trusting her life in the hands of God, He showed her another plan! His plan for life, healing, love and freedom, witnessing to the healing grace of God. Linda fought at first and then her journey became clear, she was to serve Him with Joe, a young man who hosted a pro-life radio program and now her story is of surrender to life. They were married, she is still sick at times but is strong in spirit. These little puppies brought her much release and joy. The second from the right became hers, Colby, who resides now with Joe and her in Massachusetts.
Loreto is now open and our first patient/resident/now friend is enjoying the benefits of Pet Therapy as our two little dogs compete over her attention and love. The little dogs, Pepper and Jack bring laughter and comfort to the residents / patients as they scurry up on a lap or lay at the feet of a willing candidate ready to hug them.