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Grief on the Road to Emmaus

A Monastic Approach to Helping Each Other Heal

Beth L. Hewett

Grief on the Road to Emmaus
Grief on the Road to Emmaus

ISBN: 9780814668047, 6804

Details: 336 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 02/15/2023

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In Grief on the Road to Emmaus, experienced bereavement author and facilitator Beth Hewett offers help for people interested in walking with those who grieve and supporting their mourning. Using the story of the bereaved disciples walking with Jesus to Emmaus and personal grief vignettes, this message is grounded in Benedictine monastic values that emphasize love, mutuality, hospitality, listening, prayer, humility, action, and community. This readable guide introduces a ministry of consolation, complete with facilitator skills, practices, and strategies for healing to assist readers to accompany the bereaved compassionately, leading each other to hope after loss.

Beth L. Hewett, PhD, CT, CCISM, CEOLS, is an experienced bereavement facilitator, facilitator trainer, Benedictine oblate, and author. She supports individuals and groups in coping with trauma and grief, focusing on mindful mourning and the intention of finding hope. Dr. Hewett is a Certified Thanatologist and a Certified Critical Incident Stress Management Specialist. Her work includes grief-focused articles and such books as Supporting a Grieving Workforce, Good Words: Memorializing through a Eulogy, and More Good Words: Practical Activities for Mourning.


"Grief on the Road to Emmaus taps directly into that time-tested approach to seeking God in community to give perspective to ministers of consolation, bereavement facilitators, and anyone who is called upon to accompany people grieving any significant loss; the hurting and the traumatized; the hopeless and the rudderless."
Linda Romey, OSB, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania, Contributor, Global Sisters Report