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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy (from Latin to English). My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.”
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What the Saints Said About Heaven
published 26 October 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A few years ago I was chatting with my dear friends Ruth and Richard Ballard, both Lutheran ministers who crossed the Tiber and became Catholics. He is now a Catholic deacon and she is an iconwriter. We were talking about what a shame it is that older people think of themselves as “over the hill” instead of en route to heaven.

This morphed into the idea of compiling a meditation book, mostly for the elderly, with each day having a quotation from a saint about heaven. Then we added wonderful introductions to each chapter by Richard, the theologian, icons from Ruth, and heartfelt personal prayers related to each reading by me.

It turned out wonderful for us and hopefully will help many readers.

Look it up at Tan Books by putting in the key word What the Saints Said About Heaven.

Sections include such subjects as what the Resurrected Body will be Like, How to Prepare for Heaven, and wonderful death bed scenes from the saints.

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