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Death

The key to having a peaceful death

None of us can afford to put off St. Alphonsus Ligouri's 3 tips on preparing for the afterlife.

10 Hopeful quotes about death from the saints

The saints understood that death gives way to a new life in Jesus Christ.

How the Eucharist can connect us to our deceased relatives and friends

While death can seem like a wide separation, those who died in grace are closer to us than they were on earth.

St. John Paul II’s first 3 Masses were for his mom, dad and brother on All Souls Day

He knew it was the greatest gift he could give them as a newly ordained priest.

Why this photographer dad is capturing the “story of miscarriage” (Photos)

Devin Travieso has always been drawn to other people's stories, and these new stories hit home.

Did you know R.I.P. is a Latin prayer?

The abbreviation frequently found on gravestones has an ancient history tied to Catholic funeral ceremonies.

5 of the most beautiful, awe-inspiring cemeteries in the world

These magnificent graveyards, while associated with grief and sadness, impart a feeling of great hope.

15 Inspiring quotes from the saints to help you cope with the fear of death

Take comfort from these holy men and women, who can truly appreciate the struggles we all have.

A brief guide to visiting a cemetery

Here's what you need to know the next time you visit a cemetery.

A mother’s letter to her baby in heaven

I would pass through all of these again only to meet you, to love you, and to hope without any expectation ...

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