Learning from the Saints how to Die – Monday Night Bible Study
What do Saints Stephen, Perpetua, Anthony, Bede, Francis de Sales, and John
Henry Newman all have in common?
All have shown us how Catholics ought to die.
This winter, our Monday night study will spend 6 sessions:
February 3: Dying (or being assumed) in the Old Testament: Abel, Enoch, Sarah,
Jacob, Moses, Elijah
February 10: Dying in the New Testament: Joseph, Stephen, Dorcas, Paul, Mary
February 17: Martyrdom: Polycarp, Perpetua & Felicity, Blandina, martyrs of
Uganda, Japan, North America
February 24: How non-martyrs die: Athanasius on Anthony, Bede on Drycthelm,
Francis de Sales on his mother
March 2: Newman’s The Dream of Gerontius, phases 1-3, from this world to the
next, his Guardian Angel
March 9: The Dream of Gerontius, phases 4-7, Demons, Christ the Judge, the
gates of Purgatory
We will use REALM in communicating about this study. A paperback edition of Newman’s Dream will be
available, and other readings will be provided before class either electronically or on paper, as needed.
Our leader will be Douglas Taylor-Weiss, D.Min., a member of St. Paul’s and a student of theology.
Sessions run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.