Death Cafe profile for Candee Lucas


Location: United States

About Candee Lucas:

I hold an undergraduate degree in sociology from Drake University, a law degree from JFKU School of Law and an  M.A. in Pastoral Ministries from Santa Clara University. I trained at Sequoia Hospital, Palo Alto VA and Good Samaritan Hospital and am a hospice vigil volunteer.

I currently serve as a chaplain in two San Francisco Bay area hospitals and aftercare coordinator for the Diocese of San Jose.


What brings you to Death Cafe?

My work with they dying has left me to believe many of us are unprepared for the events that will shape the end of our lives and the lives of our loved ones.  The most important part of this is to begin the conversation.  Death Cafe is the best way to do this.


What would you like your legacy to be?

She had an open heart, that kept opening until the last . . .


Thoughts for sharing:

I believe all paths lead to God and that all traditions are due respect and honour. I take my sacred inspiration from all of my patients past, present and future; the Dalai Lama, James Tissot, St. John of the Cross, the Buddha, Saint Teresa of Ávila, and, of course, Íñigo who became known as St. Ignatius.

I believe in creating a sacred space for dying; even in the most incongruous of surroundings. The process of death is most akin to the process of birth—albeit one event is generally filled with happiness while the other is stained with sorrow. Both are filled with mystery, awe and wonder. Every new encounter with the dying one is an opportunity for a rendezvous with the divine. 




Candee Lucas's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on Sept. 5, 2018, 1:40 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

Sept. 19, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Free

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on Aug. 7, 2018, 3:03 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

Aug. 15, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Free

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on July 25, 2018, 3:14 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

Aug. 15, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Free

Want a safe space to talk about death, dying, what it means? How do we participate or incorporate  dying into our lives as we come upon that experience?

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on June 1, 2018, 11:29 a.m.



With Candee Lucas

July 18, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

FREE TO ALL - light refreshments

Want a safe space to talk about death, dying, what it means? How do we participate or incorporate  dying into our lives as we come upon that experience?

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on Feb. 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

May 16, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

FREE TO ALL - light refreshments

Want a safe space to talk about death, dying, what it means? How do we participate or incorporate  dying into our lives as we come upon that experience?

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on Dec. 29, 2017, 4:16 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

Feb. 21, 2018, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PDT)

Donations welcome

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Death Cafe: Santa Clara Death Cafe

Posted by Candee Lucas on Nov. 1, 2017, 2:21 p.m.



With Candee Lucas

Nov. 15, 2017, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (PST)

participation is always free

Want a safe space to talk about death, dying, what it means to participate in all of this? How do we incorporate the dying process into our lives as we ...