The book is a series of letters written to a young Catholic mother whose child had just recently died. Though seriously ill himself, Fr. Blot, S.J. wrote from his sickbed to console this poor woman in her heartbroken grief. For those interested in consoling or inspiring a loved one or friend in difficult times this book is a gem. He explained to her how families are reunited, good friends see each other, and all earthly sacrifice or suffering is amply rewarded. Drawing from our rich heritage of Catholic Teaching and Tradition, Father quotes Scripture, St. Thomas, St. Robert Bellarmine, and Dante to paint a beautiful picture of what Heaven will be like. Though written many years ago, this book is fresh and powerful, just as when the sorrowing mother first read it in 1863. Fr Blot wrote a true "classic". His observations on the shortness of life, the folly of sin, and the importance of getting to Heaven will never go out of date. Readers young and old will benefit for many years to come as they read about all the different joys that are given to the elect.