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What’s in a wake? Prayer, sharing of memories, expert says

What’s in a wake? Prayer, sharing of memories, expert says

| October 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

John Cherek, director of Catholic Cemeteries, shared his thoughts about wakes with The Catholic Spirit.

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6 tips for funeral planning

6 tips for funeral planning

| October 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

When it comes to planning a funeral, families and loved ones have decisions to make, but pre-planning one’s funeral service can ease the burden by determining many details ahead of time.

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Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Cassidy says he has his mother to thank for his 27-year career with Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul.

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Retired hospice doctor:  ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

Retired hospice doctor: ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

“It was there that I learned about the dying patient,” Thalhuber said of Our Lady of Good Counsel. “What they taught me about my own mortality is to trust and be grateful. And trust trumps all. When patients trusted, and were grateful for what they had accomplished and who they were, and knew who they were, it was a very powerful experience.”

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Widowhood and the curveballs in life

Widowhood and the curveballs in life

| Bill Dodds | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think if God played Major League Baseball, he’d be a pitcher. He’d pitch mostly fastballs, and then, just to mix things up, an occasional curveball — a big curveball.

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Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Paula Winsor flew to New York and saw how much pain her sister Connie was in with terminal colon cancer, she knew that bringing her back to Minnesota to be with family toward the end was the right thing to do.

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10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

10 bits of advice if you’re asked to speak at a Catholic funeral

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’re nervous to begin with because you don’t often speak in public and it’s an emotional time because you’ve lost a friend or loved one, yet you’ve been asked to say a few words at a funeral.

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Hospice services in archdiocese offer comfort, respect dignity

Hospice services in archdiocese offer comfort, respect dignity

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic Senior Services, a consortium of all Catholic senior care providers who serve the elderly in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has information about hospice and palliative care resources in the archdiocese.

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