hospice, suffering, death, palliative care

Managing Suffering In Your Life

People suffer—good people and bad people. When the so-called good people suffer, many of us look at the so-called bad people thriving and complain. Scripture

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Why Are Dust and Ashes Proud?

“Why are dust and ashes proud? Even during life man’s body decays … a king today – tomorrow he is dead,” writes Sirach (Sirach 10:9).

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Two More Things To Do This Lent

Several years ago when I was at university, the chaplain suggested we consider taking something up, rather than giving something up, for Lent. No, he

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flame, fire, candle, purgatory

I Would Rather Be Cleaned

My scariest dreams always involve Satan. The most memorable among them was the shortest dream I have ever experienced. In my dream I was lying

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Passion Of Christ, Strengthen Me

How Is That possible? St. Ignatius of Loyola is well-known for praying the Anima Christi prayer. Although he did not author it, Ignatius included and referenced the

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Thy Kingdom Come!

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, do we realize that it is the most perfect prayer? After all, this prayer was given to us by

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The Habit of Virtue

For twenty years of my life – from age seventeen to thirty-seven – I struggled with an addiction to nicotine. It was an on-again, off-again

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