Sacred Vigil is written as a gentle guide for the family caregiver through the vigil with a dying loved one. It includes suggestions for ways to enhance the dying process, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Such topics as signs and symptoms of approaching death, comfort measures, saying good-bye, reminiscing and reconciling, including children, offering loving presence and journaling are offered in clear, easy-to-read language. Sacred readings and prayers from different faith traditions are also included. 60 pages.