Monday, May 20th
It began in 1883 as an unlikely partnership between a group of Catholic nuns and a country doctor named William Worrall Mayo. In the wake of a deadly tornado in rural Minnesota, Mayo and his two sons, Will and Charlie enlisted the help of Mother Alfred Moes and her nearby Order of Franciscan Sisters to care for the wounded. Later, Mother Alfred would claim to have had a vision instructing her to build a hospital in Rochester, Minnesota with Mayo as its director. It would become, she said "world renowned for its medical arts."
The Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science tells the story of the renowned institution that has been called a "Medical Mecca," the "Supreme Court of Medicine," and the "place for hope when there is no hope." By combining the history of the institution with intimate stories about present day patients, the film makes an important contribution to discussions about our commitment to taking care of each other, about the role of money and profit in medicine, and about the very nature of healing itself. The Mayos had a simple philosophy "the needs of the patient come first."
Advanced Registration by the day before is REQUIRED for food counts. NO WALK-INS. We start with supper, followed by the film and then a discussion of the film, characters, and artistry.