‘May the elderly have the joy of speaking, of expressing themselves with the young, and may the young seek out the elderly to receive the wisdom of life from them.’
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The Holy Father underlined that life on earth is best understood as preparation for eternal life in heaven. The Aug. 10 reflection concluded the cycle of catechesis on old age.
By calling or visiting the elderly on July 24, Catholics are eligible to receive a plenary indulgence.
COMMENTARY: An aging world needs models of happiness and holiness in old age, like Pope Francis, Queen Elizabeth II, Sister André and Juan Vincente.
The second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated July 24.
After COVID-19 lockdowns, in-person visits and other contact bring life and joy to the elderly.
Older men and women continue to bear the brunt of sickness, death and isolation. They are weary but holding steady.
The day began with Mass offered for the repose of the souls of the 92 Lombardy priests who died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
COMMENTARY: It’s highly significant that Pope Francis has established the ‘World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly’ to be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday of July.
In his message ahead of the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis referred to his own advanced age, and quoted his predecessor, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, whom he called “a saintly elderly person who continues to pray and work for the Church.”