Popes’ Quotes on Elderly

Did you know that Pope Francis is especially concerned for those in the later years of life?

Here is an excerpt from one of his morning homilies:

Pope Francis cited the Letter to the Hebrews. “There we read: ‘Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God: consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith’ (13:7). The remembrance of our ancestors leads us to imitate their faith. It is true that old age is at times unpleasant, because of the illnesses it brings. But the wisdom of our grandparents is the inheritance we ought to receive. A people that does not care for its grandparents, that does not respect its grandparents, has no future since it has lost its memory.

You can read a collection of messages from our Popes about seniors, the elderly, and grandparents, by visiting our Catholic Seniors’ Conference page.

Or, you can call Pilgrim Center of Hope to request a flyer with some excerpts. Call 210-521-3377.