Tag: Death

How to Dress a Dead Baby

A moving essay on chaplaincy, and training to be a chaplain, by author Alejandra Diaz Mattoni. Follow her on Twitter at @alediazmattoni. Peace. _____________________________________________________ The mechanics of dressing a dead newborn are basic. The little girl’s face is white, lacking the flushed cheeks normally present in a newborn. She has a full head of hair and a button-type nose that makes you want… Read more →

A Wealth of Choices.

Friends, I just got back from a 9-day retreat in the desert, with the School of Lost Borders’ Practice of Living and Dying curriculum, focussing on forgiveness, apology and reconciliation. Deep, physically and emotionally challenging, reinvigorating. Among many gifts, I came out from this trip with a renewed commitment to writing at least two blog posts a week until the fall (when… Read more →