I’ve always been in awe of those who work in health care — doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.
Sheena Devota is one of those people, and it was such a privilege to talk to her about her profession and where she sees her feminine genius come to life through her work.
As you might imagine, working in the medical field and living in the Catholic faith can sometimes come to a head and be challenging on both sides. I know that I personally find it difficult to defend the teachings of the Church when it comes to abortion and euthanasia. But Sheena’s solution is simple: take a step back, say a prayer, and trust in the goodness of God. It’s a way to combat a tough situation in the difficult reality of the world that we live in today. But by the grace of God through her, she is a light to everyone that she meets.
Take a listen to our conversation about faith, medicine, and where God's hand is through it all:
"Each human is constantly being called to go to heaven, the supper of the Lamb." —Sheena Devota
Meet Sheena Devota
Sheena Devota is a registered nurse that works in acute care in an urban hospital in the greater Vancouver area. She graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Catholic Theological Studies through Redeemer Pacific College (now Catholic Pacific College).
Sheena joined the university student movement Catholic Christian Outreach for a life-changing mission trip to World Youth Day in Australia in 2008, and had the privilege of joining the worship team for the Rise Up conference with Catholic Christian Outreach when it was in Vancouver in 2016.
Here is the poem by e e cummings that Sheena referenced in this episode:
i thank You God for most this amazing day:
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)