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FROM OUR EDITORS—July 24, 2022 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

FROM OUR EDITORS—July 24, 2022 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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For many people, grandparents and other elderly adults have had an important role in their faith. Personally, my grandmother was the one who taught me most of the Church’s prayers and devotions. It is thanks to her that I have known the Litany of the Holy Rosary by heart since I was a little girl! She used to kneel down next to me after Communion and whisper the Anima Christi in my ear. It is still the first prayer I say after I receive the Eucharist at Mass. I am fortunate to have my grandmother still with me. She continues to be a model of faith and trust in the Lord at ninety-four years of age.

Sometimes, life gets so busy that we forget about those who have taught us so much and still have so much to share with us. In his message for the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which the Church celebrates on July 24, Pope Francis invites us “to seek out those elderly persons who feel most alone, at home or in residences where they live.”

Let us flood with love the hearts of the elderly people around us, so they may experience the tenderness of God’s love in their lives. Amen.

Image credit: Provided by Erika De Urquidi

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