Tag: Grief

Talking about God and grief with children

Talking about God and grief with children

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

February is a tough month for our family, bringing the anniversaries of our twins’ deaths. Each year I find myself answering hard questions from our sons about their sisters. Why did they die? Where are they now? Will I get to see them again?

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A month to pray, respect and remember

A month to pray, respect and remember

| October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

What surprised me most was not that she had carried her grief quietly for half a century.

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‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

‘God is here to grieve with us,’ says priest aiding grieving families

| Jean Gonzalez | June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Jorge Torres admits he has shed a lot of tears since June 12.

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Families experiencing loss find a safe place to share

Families experiencing loss find a safe place to share

| April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment

In 2014, Veronica Rosa and her family were hit hard. Three months after their divorce, her ex-husband died.

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The depth in finality

The depth in finality

| Erick Rommel | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thumbing through the book, “Famous Last Words,” I realized those words have importance, not because they were final but because, in many cases, they provided a better life summary than any biography.

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For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

For Maple Grove couple, love proves to be a grave matter

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was here, among rows of tombstones at the St. Vincent de Paul parish cemetery in Brooklyn Park, where Dave and Kathy LaPlante had their first conversation in early July 2005. Both were there to visit the graves of their spouses.

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‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

‘Just one life’ can make an incredible impact

| Sharon Wilson | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Blessing a child in the womb, grieving the loss of a miscarriage, honoring a child through a naming memorial — all of these efforts help to combat society’s insistence on evaluating the worth of a persons’ life based on what they can do.

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Dying into safe hands

Dying into safe hands

| Father Ron Rolheiser | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to say something consoling in the face of death, even when the person who died lived a full life and died in the best of circum­stances. It’s especially hard when the one who’s died is a young person, still in need of nurturing and care in this life, and when that young person dies in less-than-ideal circumstances.

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Grief counselors steer communities toward long-term healing

Grief counselors steer communities toward long-term healing

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

After debris has been cleared and physical rebuilding is well underway, counselors for victims of natural disasters and violence contend that real healing still needs to take place.

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