Category Death and Dying

Lean on Loved Ones

One of the most challenging aspects of grief is its unpredictability. We often are caught off-guard by its appearance and return. We think we are on the road to recovery. We think we are healing, or maybe even fully healed. And then it strikes again. A song, scent, or something visual can be a trigger […]

Older and More Faithful

The older we get the more we tend to pray. Faithful people say that their connection with God grows greater with age. Many reasons contribute toward this increase. We often have more time, and we definitely see the need for our children and ourselves. We want to leave a legacy of devotion and faith for […]

Exposing Children to Death

  I learned early on that death is a part of life. I come from a large Irish/Italian/German family that is constantly in flux. Birth and death are part of the life process and both are cause for celebration. We share the joy when a baby enters our circle, and as much as we miss […]