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Death

Life and death in one parish community

How many places in the modern world allow us to be so human together—to weep and sit with each other in silence?

5 Prayers to pray when you’re in fear of death

Powerful words to keep at hand “now and in the hour of our death”

What my dying friend is teaching everyone around her about faith

Her luminous witness of a peaceful spirit despite real and ever present danger has directed the attention of everyone around her to the Divine Physician

My sister died, and I have no lessons but that God stays with us

I saw both my parents die, and this was infinitely worse

Seriously… how can death be “unexpected”?

The decisive question before us is not “How shall I prepare for death?” but “How shall I prepare for eternity?”

Reduced to prayer at wistful memory

When colorful characters go missing in our lives, we glimpse the dimmer plain

Who smiles like this near the moment of death?

Sister Cecilia, of the Carmel of Santa Fe in Argentina, witnessed to her love for Christ in her struggle with lung cancer

The Geeks Can’t Defeat Death

The secularist can only wish for more life, but it’s no way to live, hoping not to die

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