By Theresa Strenge
Friends of Fertility Care Philadelphia
On November 1, The Philadelphia Guild of the Catholic Medical Association held their monthly meeting at St. Francis Xavier – the Oratory – in Philadelphia. The group had invited Dr. Monique Ruberu to speak, as they knew she had a powerful conversion story and a courageous medical practice in women’s health.
Monique shared her journey from being an obstetrician gynecologist who prescribed contraceptives to being a fully pro-life physician who practices NaProTechnology®. Since her conversion, Monique also leads the 40 Days for Life campaign in Center City Philadelphia.
Her story was amazing and the audience, which included a number of medical students, was in rapt attention.
There was a lively dialogue afterward, in which some students asked how they too could practice according to their faith in the area of women’s health. They had already experienced persecution in the classroom and were being instructed to prescribe contraception for the treatment of women’s health problems.
Monique shared that maintaining a Catholic identity in medical school is not easy but it is possible. She informed them of the Annual Catholic Medical “Boot Camp” at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, open to both medical students and residents. First begun in 2013, this four day intensive program features world-renowned speakers, powerful presentations and profound spiritual reflection. It is designed to help students to survive as faithful Catholics and to organize groups within medical schools and localities to support one another.
You can watch a video about the Boot Camp below.
Dr. Ruberu was very generous with her time and stayed afterward to answer personal questions. She is scheduled to speak Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church from 7 PM to 9 PM. The church is located at 605 West Street Road, Warminster, PA 18974. For more information please call Ann Marie Gervino, Director of Adult Faith Formation, Tel: (215) 675-1925.
The Friends of FertilityCare Philadelphia are a group of health care professionals and members of our community who wish to promote effective, integrated health care for women and couples. To that end, the Friends of FertilityCare are dedicated to making Creighton Model FertilityCare™ services and NaProTechnology known, respected and applied throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The primary intention of the Friends of FertilityCare is to educate all people in the "good news" of Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System and NaProTechnology. Use this link for more