From Library Journal
The well-loved cardinal of Chicago completed this book during the last few months of his life. In it he records the personal struggle of his final three years, during which he faced charges of sexual misconduct, later dropped as admittedly false. Eventually, Bernardin made peace with his accuser, helping the younger man reconcile with his Catholic faith before he died of AIDS. Bernardin also accepted his own imminent death from pancreatic cancer as a true lesson of the cross, writing here about his mixed sense of abandonment and hope with a profound awareness of the meaning of shared suffering and Christian love. A very moving last testament, written with simplicity and deep wisdom.
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“A wonderful book celebrating and showing the way to peace.”
–New York Newsday
“A gem of a book.”
“This is a book for people of all religions.”
“Very moving–written with simplicity and deep wisdom.”
"A gentle, personal voice."
“This uplifting book testifies to a life well spent–The Cardinal shares with his readers a tremendous trust in the Lord that results in inner peace–Simple true words that can give us all a deeper sense of hope.”
“Overflows with strength and compassion–Bernardin's recipe for personal peace transcends organized religion.”
–Paul Reid, Palm Beach Post
“In his final testament, Cardinal Bernardin urges the dying to bask in the light of each other.”
“We come to know a humble man who touched many people with love and compassion, without judgment.”