The course that Sister Roberta Smith took in geriatric spirituality is helping senior citizens in her parish connect with God. “The people in the group range from their mid-70s to 90. A relationship with God becomes paramount to them,” she says. She begins her sessions with a centering prayer, an approach she says that is important in “developing a relationship with God that goes beyond Hail Marys and Our Fathers.” Seniors have more time and fewer distractions and a desire to find meaning to life that makes focusing on God more possible.
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