May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill : Stories

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Ave Maria Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 158 pages
Walking a companion home is an old-fashioned custom, often lost in our modern era. But there was a time when walking someone home was a way of offering protection and guidance. Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp capture the spirit of that personal companionship for those who accompany the dying on their final journey. Whether family members, friends, chaplains, or health care workers, caregivers will find here much inspiration and support for their ministry.

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
16
About the Stories and Prayers
22
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Hutchinson is a member of the National Hospice Organization.

Sister Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., is an award-winning Catholic author who is well known for her work as a spiritual "midwife" and retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. She is also the co-director of The Institute of Compassionate Presence, a member of the Servite Order, and a volunteer for Hospice. Joyce has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology, and a Master of Religious Education degree. She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

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