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Death at the Dinner Table (Blake Sifton)

Posted on October 14th, 2017
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Death at the dinner table by Blake Sifton 12 Oct 2017 Blake Sifton in his home town of St. Thomas, Canada   I was born into a family that cares for the dead. For more than 90 years, they have watched over funerals in our small Canadian hometown. My great-grandfather established the family business in […]

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Confessions of a Funeral Director (Caleb Wilde)

Posted on September 30th, 2017
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The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director—what Time magazine called a “must read”—reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes […]

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A New Morning for Mourning Stationery?

Posted on September 26th, 2017
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A new morning for mourning stationery? [Tom Biederbeck] Nancy Sharon Collins thinks the time has come to revive a useful asset for our letter library: mourning stationery. Collins, a designer, researcher and writer about paper and print, says mourning stationery was intended to help the bereaved adapt to a new role in society. I asked […]

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Burial Rite of Carthusians

Posted on August 17th, 2017
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    There are as many varying types of burial rites as there are cultures. Of all the burial rites I’ve researched, the Roman Catholic religious order of cloistered monks, the Carthusians, known as the toughest monks in the world, have lived under the same rules for 923 years. Founded in 1084 by seven men […]

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Why Do Catholics Pray for the Dead?

Posted on August 8th, 2017
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The earliest Scriptural reference to prayers for the dead comes in the second book of Maccabees. The books of Maccabees were among the latest written books found in the Old Testament. They recount the struggle of the Jewish people for freedom against the Seleucid Empire, around 100-200 years before the birth of Christ. They are […]

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