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DEATH OF A FATHER: ONE WOMAN’S ROAD TO ADVENT

by Maureen Bauer-McGahey
"Accompany me then on this vigil and you will know what it is to dream. You will then know how marvelous it is to live threatened with resurrection. To dream awake, to keep watch asleep, to live while dying and to know oneself already resurrected."
- Julia Esquivel

This is my personal Advent story. It is a story that began this fall as my father lay in a hospital palliative care unit. He was dying and I chose to be with him as much as possible - not just to say and pray my good-byes, but also to accompany him on his final journey home.

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