The medicalization of dying, with its disregard for the vital importance of sacramental life for those who face imminent death, prompts the return of Ars moriendi, or The Art of Dying. This widely influential fifteenth-century text was designed to guide dying persons and their loved ones in Catholic religious practices at a time when access to priests and the sacraments was similarly limited. This remarkable and inspiring work, translated by Brother Columba Thomas, OP, serves as a valuable resource for Catholics today, encouraging their full participation in the rich sacramental and liturgical tradition of the Church and challenging them to keep their eyes fixed on Christ and the promise of eternal life with him.
The Art of Dying: A New Annotated Translation
- Widely influential fifteenth-century text.
- Translated by Brother Columba Thomas, OP.
- Designed to guide dying persons and their loved ones at a time when access to priests and the sacraments were similarly limited.