Her every waking moment was an exercise in joy. Even up to May 7, the day she died from a rare form of cancer, Judy Cannato, 62, well-know author of Radical Amazement and Field of Compassion, continued to choose life, said long-time friend, Carol Creek.
“Judy believed that this was the most important part of her journey and she wanted to live it well. No dwelling on fear, dread, or doom. It was about making life-giving choices every day and holding the intention for wellness.”
As she lost strength, Judy Cannato continued to meditate for an hour each day. “When her energy became so low that even it became too much for her, she became the meditation.”
Carol Creek a spiritual director at River’s Edge, a center for contemplation and action in Cleveland, Ohio, had worked alongside her colleague for several years. She was there to celebrate with Judy and her husband, Phil Cannato, when Judy’s writings on the relationship between science and spirituality were published by Ave Maria Press, beginning with “Quantum Grace Lenten Reflections “in 2003