Kresta in the Afternoon – December 26, 2019 – Hour 1

  • Description: In this hour of the countdown we talk with Kathy Kalina about Spiritual Care for the Dying.

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    • Steve Ray
      Steve Ray leads pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Rome and other sites. He converted to Catholicism in 1994 and is the author of “Crossing the Tiber,” “Upon this Rock” and other books. He’s the host and producer of the Footprints of God DVD series and has been to the Holy Land more than 130 times. He also writes bible studies for Catholic Scripture Study International Visit and

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  • Description: What happens to a person at the end of their life? What do they go through as they prepare to leave this earth? Kathy Kalina has served as a hospice nurse for more than 30 years and has been with countless people in their final hours. She joins us with a look at how the power of prayer can be a guide in ministering to a dying person and how people prepare to leave this earth.
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    • Kathy Kalina
      Kathy Kalina is the author of Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care of the Dying, published by Pauline Books in 1993; which has been in print ever since, available in 5 languages. Kathy has been a hospice nurse for 30 years, she is a wife, mother, grandmother and steadfast daughter of the Church.
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    • Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying

      The first edition of this text was so beloved that it sold over 30,000 copies now it's your turn to discover why! Kathy Kalina describes the physical as well as spiritual signs of the dying process in Midwife for Souls. She offers years of qualified experience and spiritual wisdom that will inform and comfort caregivers and loved ones. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. This book provides insight, showing how the support of one's Catholic faith and the power of prayer can be a guide in ministering to a dying person. This book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life and helps in their birthing to eternal life. (learn more)

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