Joy of Aging


Joy of Aging was launched at the St. Patrick’s in October of 2018 by a small group of parishioners
who were interested in sharing with other parishioners the burdens and blessings of aging.
Three groups were formed at various days and times to accommodate preferences. The groups of
six to ten people met weekly for six weeks from early October to mid-November. The book used
was The Gift of Years by Sister Joan Chittister, OSB. The six weeks before Lent, we will offer
a continuation using additional topics from The Gift of Years. Our next book will be God
Isn’t Finished With me Yet, a basic introduction to the practice of Ignatian Spiritualty, written
by Barbara Lee, and after that we will share thoughts from Falling Upward, by Franciscan
Father Richard Rohr.

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Address: 6803 Old Hwy 441 South Mount Dora, FL 32757

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    I arise today
    Through God's strength:
    God's might to uphold me, God's wisdom to guide me, God's eye to look before me, God's ear to hear me, God's word to speak for me, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to protect me, God's host to save me

    Christ to shield me today
    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me.