During the summer months I have written about the spirituality of aging. Some have asked for suggestions of further reading and/or the books I have used in reflecting on “growing older”.
On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old, Parker J. Palmer
The Word as it Should Be, Gregory F. A. Pierce
[I first got to know Greg when he was a community organizer for the Industrial Area Foundation, established by Saul Alinsky.]
Uncommon Gratitude, Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams
How to Age, Anne Karrf
A Time To Die, Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life, Nicolas Diat
Rules for Aging, Roger Rosenblatt
Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life, R. Paul Stevens
Old Age, a Beginner’s Guide, Michael Kinsley
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully, Joan Chittister
Seasons of Hope, Little Sisters of the Poor
Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80: Why you should keep on growing older, Garrison Keillor
You may find some of these of value. They are uneven, in my judgment; yet they each have a viewpoint worth considering.
Fr. Steve Adrian