The illness of a loved one often brings with it fear and anxiety for the rest of the family, especially those who have to care for the sick person. They hardly know what to do when it comes to the spiritual needs of the person. If the family has lost touch with the Church, they may find it hard to know what to do or how to pray. People who are seriously ill may want to be put in touch with the Lord, and they need to be helped to do this. This book is intended to assist those in ministering to the spiritual needs of their loved ones.
- Fr Kevin J. Scallon CM
Often in my priestly ministry I have looked for just such a resource. This book is a great gift to those who care for the sick and the dying. Its tender prayers will turn a time of trauma into an experience of hope and grace. I pray that this book will do untold good both for those who are dying as well as for their loved ones who often feel so helpless in the face of sickness and the approach of death.
- Fr Peter John Cameron OP, Editor-in-Chief, Magnificat
Fr Kevin Scallon CM is a priest of the Vincentian Community. Born in Ireland, in his early years he ministered in both England and Nigeria. In 1976, Fr Kevin, while on the faculty of All Hallows College, started the Intercession for Priests in Ireland. Since then he, along with Sr Briege McKenna, has been ministering to priests and lay people across the world.