This book resulted from the requests of family care givers for a talk about death and dying. They were losing a loved and wanted to know what to expect. As nurse practitioner I gained insights from Oncology Nurses, Hospice Nurses and Critical Care Nurses on how to help terminal patients obtain the most out oftheir remaining time. I went from a fear oftalking with those dying, to feeling blessed to share this intimate time with them. After 41 years ofnursing, research and lecturing on this subject I began to understand, as I applied my own suffering from a disabling illness, ofthe comfort available from the Communion of Saints. Especially from those who said yes to God's request they suffer and join this suffering to that ofHis Son to help other souls, out oflove for Him. Through my experiences with loved ones, patients and myself, I found tremendous help in turning to the Bible and the writings of Saints. This book is a blending of spiritual hope & frank facts regarding suffering & dying that it is my prayer will bring strength to patents & care givers, be they physicians, nurses, aides or family.