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Blessings of Age

 

A Pastoral Message on Growing Older Within the Faith Community


Elderly man gives his wife a kiss. The U.S. bishops invite older persons, their families, and their faith communities to develop new initiatives that encourage the participation of older persons in society and in the Church.

Recognizing the social, economic, and spiritual implications of this rapidly growing age group, the bishops encourage a fresh perspective that embraces the gift of aging. Special words are offered for (1) older people themselves, (2) caregivers, (3) the parish faith community--pastors, staff, volunteers, and all parishioners, and (4) younger adults.

The publication also includes reflection and discussion questions, current statistics, and helpful suggestions.  Released in commemoration of the United Nations' "International Year of Older Persons."
   
To Order Call:   1-800-235-8722    English: Pub No. 5-341; Spanish: Pub No. 5-825

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Blessings of Age

Bendición de la edad (en Español)


See Also:


Pope John Paul II's Letter to the Elderly






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