Drawing on the passion of Christ, Sr. Nuala Kenny reflects on the inevitable questions we all face regarding health, illness, suffering, and dying. She provides a profound spiritual and biblical reflection by linking Jesus’ own experience of suffering and death with real-life stories about patients in today’s world. This book is for anyone undergoing or reflecting on illness, suffering, and dying. It is also for families and friends who accompany the sick, dependent, and dying, and for caregivers who accompany them. It is sure to guide attitudes, practical decisions, and actions that are central concerns in serious illness and dying, while clearing up misunderstandings that often accompany periods of stress.
For a deeper explanation of the book, read S. Nuala’s article “Rediscovering the art of dying” (The Catholic Register, August 10, 2017).
Sr. Nuala P. Kenny is a Sister of Charity as well as medical doctor, O.C., M.D., F.R.C.P. Shortly after receiving her MD from Dalhousie University, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and was certified by the American Board of Paediatrics. Among her many accolades, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to child health and medical education and has received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal. She is author of hundreds of papers and two books: among them, What Good is Health Care? Reflections on the Canadian Experience(2002) and Healing the Church, by Novalis (2012)