The celebration of life and the reality of death.

by Rev. Msgr. Dr. Theophilus A.Joseph



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/12/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781514491676
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781514491683
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781514491669

About the Book

The book relates the dynamics of the relationships between the healthy and the sick, in this case Anjonius, and follows the progression of his illness until the moment of his death. Sickness especially a sick child,an only child and only grandchild has devastating effects of thew family. They blame themselves, they blame each other, they blame God and they blame even those who are reaching out to them. Other stories in the book is about two brothers who were suffering from Sickle Cell anemia. They were aware that that disease would end in death, a daeth they eventually came to accept after fear, anger, depression and bargaining with God. another story is of a young girl who tried to punish her parents by ingesting a weed killer. She Wanted to live and cried to God for a second chance but she was too late. She died. The book really brings us face to face with the celebration of life as persons face the reality of daeth.

About the Author

Msgr. Theophilus A Joseph is a priest from the Archdiocese of Castries on the Island of St. Lucia in the southern Caribbean. He is a graduate of the Seminaryof St. John MarieVianney and the Martyrs of Uganda in Tunapuna Trinidad and Tobago, the Clinical Education programme at Bellevue hospital and the Pastoral Institute at Iona University in New York, From Glendale University where he completed the Masters degree in Social Psychology and from the Oblate School of Theology where he completed his doctorial studies in theology.Prior to his post secondary academic achievement, Msgr Theo was always interested in helping the sich and dying, and while still at secondary(high) school he became an active member of the St.John's Ambulance Brigade which provided First Aid assistance to those injured. In nfact after leaving secondary school he became a lay instructor in that organization and taught First Aid to many young people both in St. Lucia and at the St. Bede"s Vocational Technical school on Mount St. Benedict in Trinidad The book takes a look at the relationship of Msgr. Theo with a very sick child whom he has called Anjonius, with his parents and his grand parents.