Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted Matthew 5:4 The holidays are a joyful time. Family and friends gathering for festive celebrations, music, food and fun. But for those who are grieving, the holidays can be dismal, dark and lonely. Losing a loved one is always painful and difficult. The holidays can…

In 2005 Holy Family Hospice in Parma, Ohio became a part of the St. Augustine Health Ministries, a family of community and residential services in the Diocese of Cleveland. Founded originally in 1956 by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, New York, Holy Family Hospice was one of seven homes for individuals with incurable cancer. In…