Discussing Sister Joan Chittister’s The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. Scroll down for registration form.
When: Wednesdays August 3rd through September 7 from 2-3:30pm. Come to as many as your schedule allows!
Where: Risen Savior Bays (except on Aug. 10th when we’ll meet in Resurrection Hall)
What: Join us as we discuss and reflect upon chapters from this book and share our experiences of the ‘gift of years’ and our faith.
Description of the book: Not only accepting but also celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating book looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises. Central throughout is a call to cherish the blessing of aging as a natural part of life that is active, productive, and deeply rewarding. Perhaps the most important dimension revealed lies in the awareness that there is a purpose to aging and intention built into every stage of life. Chittister reflects on many key issues, including the temptation towards isolation, the need to stay involved, the importance of health and well-being, what happens when old relationships end or shift, the fear of tomorrow, and the mystery of forever. Readers are encouraged to surmount their fears of getting older and find beauty in aging well.
Obtaining the book. Participants may order their own books (we encourage you to order through a used book source, local store, or the library!). Orders through Risen Savior were due July 13th.
Led by Pastoral Care Minister, Chris Sorensen, and Adult Faith Formation/Social Justice Coordinator, Grace Koleczek.