A Sacramental Farewell
Softcover / 133pp
Author: Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
This is a moving account of the author's, and her family's, way of taking care of their ailing and injured mother in the days leading up to her death. Drawing on the structure of the Catholic sacraments, she expands on them, explaining how each little duty they did became a kind of sacrament...an outward manifestation of holiness. Whether that was the morning bath as a type of baptism, meal times as a kind of Eucharist, nail polishing as annointing...or even ones they created such as the wheelchair pilgrimage around the nursing home. At times filled with laughter and others sorrow, this Catholic book is a gentle one on Christian bereavement and grief. Add to the cart or wish list above.