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Watch this video recommended by, Theresa Sandok, OSM. 

To Close a Monastery

“To Close a Monastery” is a five-minute video that tells the story of a community of Trappist monks who worshipped and worked in Utah’s Ogden Valley for 70 years. As the monks became fewer and older, they made the painful decision to close their monastery and move to a retirement facility. Religious communities that find their numbers decreasing and members aging will be inspired by the attitude of the monks interviewed in the video. This resource can be a great discussion starter for communities to reflect on their own realities.


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Au, Wilkie.  The Enduring Heart:  Spirituality for the Long Haul.

Chittister, Joan, OSB.  The Gift of Years:  Growing Older Gracefully.

Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth and David Kessler.  Life Lessons.

Moore, Thomas.  Ageless Soul:  The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy.

Palmer, Parker. On the Brink of Everything:  Grace, Gravity & Getting Old.

Rolheiser, Ronald, OMI.  Sacred Fire:  A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity.

Singh, Kathleen Dowling.  The Grace in Aging:  Awaken as You Grow Older.

Singh, Kathleen Dowling.  The Grace in Dying:  How We are Transformed in our Dying.

Ongoing Formation during COVID-19: Sharing Recommendations

“I find Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper helpful.  She’s pretty balanced, insightful and reflective.  The subscription just needs to be requested. It’s free, too.”

--S. Beverly Heitke, SDS

Sisters of the Divine Savior

Milwaukee, WI

“I have enjoyed and prayed with the James Martin, S.J. Book: Jesus, a Pilgrimage. Easily readable, fascinating with anecdotes, visualizing many scenes in the Life of Jesus and carefully accompanied with Scripture.”


-- Sr. Karlyn Cauley, SDS

Sisters of the Divine Savior

Milwaukee, WI

Book Recommendations and Discussion

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Aging and Spirituality
By: Imelda Maurer, CDP
Created On: 12/22/2020
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We’ve all been there: Shocked, unhappy at the growing expanse of gray hair --- or maybe just the growing expanse! The dissatisfaction with hair that is getting thinner, the chin that is be... read more