Addressing the hard issue of suicide honestly and pastorally, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, draws from the teaching of the Church, the message of Divine Mercy, and his own experience of losing his grandmother to suicide in order to offer readers two key forms of hope. There's hope for the salvation of those who've died by their own hand, and there's hope for the healing of those whom they've left behind.In 1993, college student Chris Alar lost his grandmother to suicide.
In 2003, a successful businessman, Chris returned to practicing his Catholic faith "" and discovered reasons to hope for her salvation.
Now a priest in the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Fr. Chris feels called to share the reasons for his hope, and to tell other people who've also lost someone to suicide that their grieving, though it may never go away, can ease.
There's hope for those who've died by their own hand, and there's hope for those whom they've left behind.
Pastorally sensitive and committed to sharing orthodox teaching, this book unpacks the treasures of the Church's teaching, Sacraments, and devotions to bring real, transforming grace into the struggle of grieving suicide, and encourages readers to take advantage of the resources available to them as they confront one of the worst tragedies a person can face: grieving the loss of a family member, friend, or neighbor to suicide.
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