These consoling selections from Saint Alphonsus Liguori’s spiritual classic Preparation for Death provide insight into facing death with faith in the redeeming mercy of God’s love and the perpetual joy of heaven. Adapted by Father Norman Muckerman, C.Ss.R., long-time editor of Liguorian magazine, each chapter sets before us reminders of the last and most important things — heaven, hell, death, and prugatory— and offers guidance for a journey of trust in God’s eternal plan. You will discover how human life, like a candle, may be extinguished, but its light shines on forever. Preparation for Death includes: Reflective essays designed to promote a fuller acceptance of human mortality, Prayers for a peaceful death, Meditations for each day of the week, A suggested outline for a six-day retreat An illuminating work for meditating on the inevitable passage from death to life.