Six spiritual tasks of aging

By Peter Feuerherd| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Seniors

 

1. Letting goThis is the period when we evaluate everything we have come to know about life and look for a dimension above the things of this world, for the sake of what is yet to come. The search means, then, that we strip ourselves of whatever it is we have accrued until this time in order to give ourselves wholly to the birthing of the person within. Into this part of life we travel light.

 


Six spiritual tasks of aging

By Peter Feuerherd| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Seniors

 

1. Letting goThis is the period when we evaluate everything we have come to know about life and look for a dimension above the things of this world, for the sake of what is yet to come. The search means, then, that we strip ourselves of whatever it is we have accrued until this time in order to give ourselves wholly to the birthing of the person within. Into this part of life we travel light.

 


Not even Alzheimer’s can erase God

By Peter Feuerherd| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Seniors
The lines on her face indicate that Sister Miriam is well into her 80s. But she tells a visitor that she is 40.

Love is patient

By Robert Reilly| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Seniors Spirituality
When I bought her the valentine, she smiled, but I knew the card was more for me than her. She didn't really know what it said. I read the message aloud, and she smiled again. I had to be satisfied with that.

 

My wife is one of America's 4 million Alzheimer's victims. She has had the disease more than nine years and, until a few months ago, I've been her inept caregiver. But you should know her first as a person, not merely a statistic.


Love is patient

By Robert Reilly| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Seniors Spirituality
When I bought her the valentine, she smiled, but I knew the card was more for me than her. She didn't really know what it said. I read the message aloud, and she smiled again. I had to be satisfied with that.

 

My wife is one of America's 4 million Alzheimer's victims. She has had the disease more than nine years and, until a few months ago, I've been her inept caregiver. But you should know her first as a person, not merely a statistic.


"Don't miss the second half"

By A U.S. Catholic interview| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Spirituality

As he's entered middle age, Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, who has been riding the spirituality circuit for more than 30 years, has started to think about life in halves: the first dedicated to establishing boundaries and a sense of self in one's own group, the second to opening oneself to a more universal vision of the world.

 


I think we're alone now: How to keep your nest feathered when your children have flown the coop

By Virginia Curran Hoffman| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family

There are many passages in the parent-child relationship: birth, weaning from the breast or bottle, preschool or kindergarten, high school, full-time work or college, the first serious relationship, the first apartment, college graduation, earning a wage and paying bills. Each has its own mixture of pride and fear, encouragement and nostalgia.


Assisted Living

By Kathy Saunders| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Spirituality
The decline of a parent is not just a physical and financial challenge, it's a spiritual one as well.


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