Item #: 1296-0
St Pauls Price: $7.95
Quantity:
 

Description 

Copyright: 2009
First Printed: 03-16-2009


“Roberta Charneski’s A Catholic Approach to Widowhood meditates on the many aspects of grief that touch the painful moments leading to the death of a loved one. That may be a sudden tragic one or the prolonged agony that can cause lover and beloved to intensify their affection for one another. As one lady put it, ‘I had done everything for my mother that I could before she died. I spend my vacations with her in her declining years. I remembered her love for me and wanted to nourish her with warmth and affection.’
“But Roberta Charneski goes much further by charting the course of grief that occurs after death. She explores her own sorrows caused by the sudden loss of her teenaged son as well as her daughter’s unexpected widowhood. But above all she identifies with the grief of our Blessed Mother Mary who mourned the death of Joseph and then walked with what we might compare to the Stations of the Cross with her son, Jesus. Roberta’s success in making these links with Mary reflects her own contemplative spirit. Only a lowing faith can deal with this mystery and this is the secret of this moving books.”


About the Author: Roberta Charneski lives with her husband of 53 years in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They have four children: two married daughters in the Green Bay area and one daughter in Richmond, Virginia. Their son was killed in 1975 when an automobile struck him while he was riding his bike. In an effort to bring something good out of this terrible tragedy she co-founded, along with her husband, Compassionate Friends of Brown County, an organization that gives support to bereaved parents. She later meet with Dr. Künlrt-Ross and researched all she could on death and dying and then worked several years as a volunteer in the hospice program. Through the years, her Catholic faith and her devotion to Mary has been her strength. When her youngest daughter lost her young husband to cancer she was motivated to write this book. It was her way of sharing the love of our Blessed Mother with all widows and those who mourn.

 

Book: 94 pages

ISBN-10: 0-8189-1296-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-1296-2
Prod. Code: 1296-0

 

 

Reviews

Although the title of this work would indicate that the primary audience would be widows, I find these personal reflections to be broader in scope. Anyone dealing with significant loss -- be it of a married partner, a friend or close associate, even a job, would benefit from a reflective reading of this text. And, as the author indicates, it is by walking through and not around our grief that we can grow and move on in life. Failure to do so can lead to being "stuck" in one place for five, ten, fifty years. --Bishop Robert F. Morneau in the Foreword to the book.

 

Roberta Charneski's A Catholic Approach to Widowhood meditates on the many aspects of grief that touch the painful moments leading to the death of a loved one. That may be a sudden tragic one or the prolonged agony that can cause lover and beloved to intensify their affection for one another. As one lady put it, "I had done everything for my mother that I could before she died. I spent my vacations with her in her declining years. I remembered her love for me and wanted to nourish her with warmth and affection." But Roberta Charneski goes much further by charting the course of grief that occurs after death. She explores her own sorrows caused by the sudden loss of her teenaged son as well as her daughter's unexpected widowhood. But above all she identifies with the grief of our Blessed Mother Mary who mourned the death of Joseph and then walked with what we might compare to the Stations of the Cross with her son, Jesus. Roberta's success in making these links with Mary reflects her own contemplative spirit. Only a loving faith can deal with this mystery and this is the secret of this moving book. --Rev. Alfred McBride, O.Praem. in the Preface.

Author: Roberta Charneski
ISBN: 978-0-8189-1296-2

Other Items In This Category

A CALL TO A DEEPER LOVE
Price: $29.95
ABOVE THE SUN
Price: $14.95

Share







Pin It

Email A Friend

Send your friend a link to this product.