Living and Dying

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Living to the end: a guide for Christians is a short booklet released by the Archdiocese of Hobart during the Year of Mercy, to encourage reflection upon Jesus’ mercy for us, in our living and our dying.

The Catholic Church has a strong and ongoing tradition of caring for people who are dying and their families. Living to the end contains information on palliative care services, ethical issues at the end of life and future health care planning.

The booklet also encourages reflection upon the meaning of a ‘good death’; on dignity and compassion for the dying; on the mystery of suffering and death; and how to make spiritual preparations for death through prayer and sacraments.

Living to the end: a guide for Christians can be read on-line.

Watch Archbishop Julian’s launch of the Living to the end booklet.

Printed copies of the Tasmanian version of the booklet may be ordered by contacting the Archdiocesan Office of Life, Marriage and Family.

Professional Indesign files of the booklet are available for purchase by any Catholic or Christian diocese or organisation wishing to re-brand the booklet and print copies at their own expense.

Please email us for more details on licensing and costs.