Tag: Elderly

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

Missing Mass: Social isolation keeps elders safe but lonely

| Bronwen Dachs | August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In communities around the world, the social isolation that keeps elders safe from the coronavirus but precludes going to church is proving extremely difficult for many. In some remote areas, younger generations are helping their elders.

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Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, pope tells young people

Show grandparents, the elderly that you care, pope tells young people

| Carol Glatz | July 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis called on young people to reach out to their grandparents or the elderly who may be lonely or on their own.

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Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

| Carol Glatz | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Local churches and individuals must do more to help and to protect the elderly from loneliness and infection during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican office said.

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As young Kenyans leave villages, sisters care for elderly left behind

As young Kenyans leave villages, sisters care for elderly left behind

| Lilian Muendo | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The old women sit quietly along the veranda, trees extending their branches over the houses, and a vegetable garden surrounding them. Nearby, someone is preparing corn and beans for lunch.

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After Easter, Chileans on horseback take sacraments to homebound

After Easter, Chileans on horseback take sacraments to homebound

| Jane Chambers | April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

This year on April 23, Santiago Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati and 4,000 other helpers went to the foothills of the Andes, to the city of Colina, about 20 miles north of Santiago, to help the elderly and sick. They visited about 100 households. The volunteers are known as Quasimodists, and they come from different parts of the community.

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Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

Serving the Aged Lovingly Today ministry helps young women grow in faith

| Katie Scott | January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you flipped on the television around this time last year, you may have caught a glimpse of Stacey Jackson alongside religious sisters in an episode of “The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns,” a Lifetime network reality series following five women as they discerned the religious life.

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Parishioners train to understand, care for those with dementia

Parishioners train to understand, care for those with dementia

| Susan Klemond | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of St. Paul parishes have embraced Gospel values of caring for the sick this year by receiving training to understand those with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, as part of a neighborhood-based program.

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