Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the passage of death. How to die? How to respond to our fear of death? To answer and these and other questions, Diat traveled to eight European monasteries. Through extraordinary interviews with monks, he learned that their death experiences are varied and unique, with elements of peace, pain, humility, sorrow, and joy. These monks have the same fears, torments, and sorrows as everyone else, Diat discovered. What is exemplary about them is their humility and simplicity. When death approaches and its hand reveals its strength, they are like happy and naive children who wait with impatience to open a gift. They have complete confidence in the mercy of God. Paper.