11.20
Misc: Thank You for the Pillbox and the Pill

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TCC’s own Melissa Musick writes for Celebration, about her five year old granddaughter’s birthday “hope list,” and how she graciously received something not on the list from her almost ninety year old grandmother. She writes, “Anna received every package she opened as gift…I am trying to do the same.” Read the entire essay after the jump:

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9.28
Misc: Francis and Benedict Celebrate Old Age with 40,000 Elderly

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Pope Benedict and Pope Francis

Pope Benedict and Pope Francis met with 40,000 elderly people in St. Peter’s Square today. Pope Francis said in his homily, “Unless the encounter, the meeting of generations, is reestablished, unless a new and fruitful intergenerational equilibrium is restored, what results is a serious impoverishment for everyone.” Read more from Crux here: Francis and Benedict Celebrate Old Age with 40,000 Elderly

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7.27
Misc: Pope points to vital role of grandparents

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Grandparents Pope Francis told pilgrims at World Youth Day, “Children and the elderly build the future of peoples: children because they lead history forward, the elderly because they transmit the experience and wisdom of their lives . . . This relationship and this dialogue between generations is a treasure to be preserved and strengthened!”  Read his entire Angelus address here: Pope stresses vital role of grandparents For more on the importance of grandparents read Anna Keating’s essay in America magazine on moving her son closer to his grandparents: No Place Like It

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