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Life Ascending is a Catholic movement of the Church, open to all men and women who have reached a ‘certain age’ in life. Encouraging them to be messengers of peace and calm, particularly for those who are still unsure and too fearful to go out and about once more. Our blessed Lord is with us and by studying His Holy Word, together, we can find answers to the difficulties and problems that face us and what He is asking of us at this stage of life.
“Let us reflect on old age,” Pope Francis called out at The General Audience in Paul VI Hall in May 2022
“If grandparents fall back on their melancholies, young people will look even more to their smartphones,” Francis warned. “The screen may stay on, but life will die out before its time.”
“For some decades now, this stage of life has concerned a veritable ‘new people’, the elderly. There have never been so many of us in human history. The risk of being discarded is even more frequent: never have so many as now, been at risk of being discarded.” The Holy Father lamented the cost of the pandemic to the elderly who, being the weakest and neglected in the early stages of the virus “paid the highest price”. Old age, according to Pope Francis, is right there with migration as an urgent issue facing the world.
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