About this site

About this site

The Centre for the Art of Dying Well at St Mary's University. Rethinking the art of accompaniment at the end of life. Public engagement, policy, research - death, dying and bereavement.

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well

The Art of Dying Well offers practical and spiritual support to those faced with the prospect of death and dying. It is a site for everyone.

Ars Moriendi

Ars Moriendi

After centuries of ministering to the dying, the Catholic Church has a fund of experience to share in what was traditionally called the art of dying well, or in Latin, Ars Moriendi. We sense that this is good time to look afresh at that tradition.

Why it's relevant today

Why it's relevant today

The underlying ethos of the art of dying well applies just as well to anyone of any, or no faith, undergoing the final journey. All of us will fall, all of us will need help, and all of us can use the experience we gain in helping people on the climb creatively for the good of others.

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