Family Matters

the fears and gifts of the elderly

the fears and gifts of the elderly

In the last few weeks there has been a distinct grandparently flavour in my weekly newsletter which is also used as a basis for FAMILY MATTERS, my weekly programme on RADIO VERITAS.  The more I have dealt with that aspect, the more I have also come to appreciate the...

GRANDPARENTS MATTER

GRANDPARENTS MATTER

Pope Francis invites us to celebrate the FIRST WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY ON 25 JULY. Our image of St Joachim and St Ann, the grandparents of Jesus introduce us to a focus on grandparents. Included here are a number of articles, ideas and suggestions...

grandparent prayers

PRAYERS FOR GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN Grandparents often pray for their grandchildren and the various situations in which they find themselves. This prayer can be prayed alone or even in a small group where they can share with trusted friends. PRAYING FOR...

A SEASON OF INDULGENCES

A SEASON OF INDULGENCES

A few days ago I came across a booklet on my table and the cover stated, “THE SEASON OF INDULGENCE.” Being a fairly knowledgeable Catholic, my mind immediately jumped to the topic of indulgences, a tradition which still comes to the fore from time to time e.g. when...