This presentation will uplift, delight, and inspire every senior religious. With humor, insight and realism, Sr. Riley reinforces the listener’s faith and affirms the value of every single religious whatever the state of his or her health might be. Everyone will be reminded of the spiritual wealth of his or her own congregation while embracing this mutually shared mature spirituality that is totally Catholic and appropriate for the veterans of love, who have reached their jubilee years. The spirituality of the heroes of enduring love, the jubilarians in our midst, is exempt from ecstasies and the sweetness experienced by the beginners in religious life. Nevertheless, Dr. Riley demonstrates how this profound and mature spirituality can be marked with a joy and peace that comes from letting go of clutter, frantic work, and vain ambitions. The holy years are marked with a new awareness of the importance of humility, courage, patience, and living in the moment and trusting in God. Body and soul are united in this presentation as Sr. Riley explains how every bodily gesture can be an important element in our spiritual lives and how every breath we take can be a blessing for ourselves, our congregation and the people of God as a whole. Those who are at the beginning of their religious life or who are in their middle years will benefit from this presentation because their appreciation of their senior members will be enriched and their own preparation for their “fallow years” can begin. An excellent gift for any senior religious!
©2014 Kevin Tortorelli (P)2014 Pious Society of St. Paul
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