Life and Death by Paul Cardall - "Contemporary jazz pianist Paul Cardall was born April 24, 1973; suffering from a congenital heart defect, he was given only days to live but defied medical expectations, enduring a series of surgeries and illnesses throughout his childhood...."
After a loss, grief is the natural process of recovery. From losing a job to death of a loved one, it is important to learn how to process feelings in a health way. A panel of experts is joined by Terry Cogdon, a father whose daughter was tragically killed, as he offers insights into working through the emotions of grief. - Second Opinion TV, Published October 25, 2012
Resources: Grief, Loss, Healing and Recovery
- End of Life Planning
- A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions - National Catholic Bioethics Center
- Caring Bridge: Connect with the people you love when it matters most.
- National Hospice and Palliative Care: Provider Locator
- What to Do When You Can't Afford a Funeral - Funeral Consumers Alliance
- WhyWeGather.org - Resources for End of Life Planning
- Grief and Loss
- Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention
- Audio Books / Podcasts
- Among Women: Good Grief, God!
- Grief and Hope - Staying in Touch with Our Beloved - Fr. Riccardo, Christ is the Answer
- Holding Jesus: Reflections on Mary, the Mother of God - Deepen your devotion to the Blessed Mother with this unique look at Mary’s relationship with her son throughout Jesus’ life - and beyond. Fr. McBride invites us to know Mary not only as the young mother of a newborn but also as the nurturer and caretaker of her son through his adolescence and into his adult ministry. We see Mary in grief at Christ’s death, and we meet her as the mother of the infant Church at Pentecost.
- Music to Facilitate Reflection
- Practical Examples of Coping and Healing
- Support Groups
"For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nothing already in existence and nothing still to come, nor any power, nor the heights nor the depths, nor any created thing whatever, will be able to come between us and the love of God, known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39
Te lucis ante terminum
To thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with thy wonted favour, thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.
From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.
O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.