FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2020
BISHOP DIMARZIO ON NATIONAL NURSES DAY: “NURSES ARE CARING PEOPLE”
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, is releasing a video message in recognition of today’s celebration of “National Nurses Day,” and in a special way, is acknowledging those on the front lines caring for Coronavirus patients. In his message, Bishop DiMarzio calls nurses “caring people” who through their service show “love just for the sake of loving other people.”
“What a time to appreciate nurses, of all the difficult times nurses may have found in the last century, this has been one of the most difficult ones, to be on the front lines, to be a first responder at this time,” says Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.
In the video message, Bishop DiMarzio mentions his sister’s service as a nurse for over 40 years which has given him an understanding of the psychology of nurses.
“Nurses are caring people. They give of themselves to others very, very readily because this is their psychology, their nature, the vocation that they have followed out. They have taken risks, but they have done it certainly with the same attitude that the Lord himself, when he took risk for our part. That kind of love that has no exception but also has no equal, when we do love just for the sake of loving other people. Nurses are capable of that and they have done it,” concludes Bishop DiMarzio.
Bishop DiMarzio’s video message can be found here: https://vimeo.com/415494856