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Grief on the Road to Emmaus

A Monastic Approach to Journeying with the Bereaved

Beth L. Hewett

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Grief on the Road to Emmaus
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ISBN: 9780814668047, 6804

Details: 336 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 03/10/2023
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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.

ISBN: 9780814668047, 6804

Details: 336 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 03/10/2023

Reviews

"Drawing on her years of experience as a bereavement minister and educator, Beth Hewett offers readers a gentle approach to bereavement ministry that echoes Pope Francis’s call to accompaniment. Her book is both detailed and practical. Indeed, it is a great handbook for anyone involved in this ministry."
Edward P. Herrera, Executive Director, Institute for Evangelization, Archdiocese of Baltimore

"Grief and mourning come to everyone. In that sense, grief and mourning are normal. The dominant American culture, which shows a marked aversion to pain, sadness, mourning and loss, can leave those who would offer support to these folks floundering for ways to help. Beth Hewett offers a guide for ministers of consolation, who above all offer a ministry of presence to those struggling with grief and mourning. Using a monastic framework as a platform, she offers paths forward into the liminal space that grief and mourning create, so that through embracing their pain and loss, those who mourn are not only comforted, but also can be transformed. An important guide for anyone seeking to support those facing loss, pain, sorrow, and brokenness."
The Reverend Cathy Gumpert, pastor and chaplain

"Beth Hewett explains how core Benedictine values of love, mutuality, hospitality, listening, prayer, humility, action, and community serve as a basis for accompaniment and grief counselling. The book, which includes narratives and limpid explanation of theory as well as simple and effective personal exercises, is a wise and practical guide, which could help anyone working pastorally in roles where listening is important. Directed to the practitioner, the author writes beautifully and honestly of her own experience and self-work with bereavement. Full of insight into the experience of the valley of the shadow of darkness she shows how we can walk gently with suffering and make it a journey of faith, hope and love."
Dom David Foster, OSB, Benedictine community of St. Gregory’s, Downside Abbey

"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