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     Regardless of our age or status, any one of us could be faced with a diagnosis – it might be a curable sickness or a chronic disease, a serious condition or a terminal illness.  In the 21st century, dying is, more often than not, an elongated process that may stretch out for many years.  And since all of us will, eventually, die, the question is, how do we live well while dying?  How can we avoid being bullied by the obsessive inner voices of anxiety and fear that leave us self-absorbed and disconnected from the very life we hope to save?

    In this book, we’ll share a rare slice of heaven that can be grasped on this side of the grave, at any point along the path of living and dying.  A place beyond acceptance.  A place of transformation in which we can realize, in the fullest, purest way, what our life’s purpose has been, and what an amazing gift we can entrust to those we‘ll leave behind.  We can learn to embrace mystery, to understand that our suffering can be transformative.  Our legacy can become one of love – pure, powerful, and eternal. 

     It’s never too early to embark on this work of living and loving that begins and ends with God.  Healing work that deepens faith and enriches relationships, inspires open, honest, and loving conversations, and frees us from the burdens of our ego selves.  As inspirational as it is practical, this book is intended for patients and caregivers, friends and family – anyone struggling to live life wholly and joyfully during the challenges of sickness, dying, and death. 

The Inspiration

Over his years of ministry, Fr. Tom gained a reputation for his ability to “be real” with those suffering from serious illness.  Word got out about the ways he was able to change the nature of this journey for the dying and their loved ones, and people began to come to him from well beyond the reach of his parish.  Time and time again those he ministered to said, “Fr. Tom, you need to write all of this down.”  When his two best friends (and fellow priests) said the same thing he knew it was time to begin.  Barbara Mariconda, as music director at St. James, played and sang at many of the funerals at which Fr. Tom officiated.  She concurred with everyone.  As a well-published author, Barbara saw her role in bringing this book to life.  Six years later, at least this portion of their labor of love is complete.  They plan on using the book as a vehicle to expand Fr. Tom’s ministry to touch as many lives as possible.


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In this book, we’ll share a rare slice of heaven that can be grasped on this side of the grave, at any point along the path of living and dying.  A place beyond acceptance.  A place of transformation in which we can realize, in the fullest, purest way, what our life’s purpose has been, and what an amazing gift we can entrust to those we‘ll leave behind.... 

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In the coming months we hope you’ll visit our website as we provide information on our growing menu of products and services to help with your personal journey of the soul.  The foundation of our work is transformational – exploring the ways that embracing our spirit selves (who we are in God), while learning to let go of our ego-selves can become the impetus for living and loving in deeper, richer ways.  While we look at transformation through the Catholic Christian lens, we know that people of all faith traditions will benefit from what we have to offer.  

Our book promises to be a groundbreaking resource for anyone faced with the many and varied challenges of dealing with chronic, serious, or terminal disease.  Slated for a FALL 2017 publication, you can fill out the form below to be notified when it is released.  In addition, the authors are available for workshops, seminars, conferences, and talks for patients and their loved ones, clergy, caregivers, and medical professionals.