The Word Among Us

September 2008 Issue

Saying Good-bye to Grandma Grace

I was privileged to witness my grandmother's "deathbed conversion."

By: Janet Hatfield

Saying Good-bye to Grandma Grace: I was privileged to witness my grandmother's "deathbed conversion." by Janet Hatfield

My mother called with the news one cold October night. "Hello, Janet? I just wanted you to know that Grandma Grace is dying." She continued with details of how Grandma had begun refusing food two days before.

How strange, I thought. On the same day my grandmother stopped eating, I had begun a novena to the North American Martyrs. My intention: Grandma's...

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