Midlife Opportunities – Making Ends Meet

Often called the “Midlife Crisis”, this significant period of transition in life is an encounter with the increasing limitations of aging, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This two-day seminar was offered in June 2022 by Chris Chaplin MSC for the Divine Word Missionaries sabbatical program held at Nemi, an hour out of Rome. A PDF version of the PowerPoint of his presentation is made available here for your reflection.

Informed Consent and Advanced Decision of Treatment

“Informed Consent and Advanced Decision of Treatment (ADT): Challenges for Members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and the possible approach in the care of Brothers and Sisters?”. The two webinars will be held on the zoom platform provided by the UISG on Tuesday, 9 November and Tuesday, 16 November, from 2 pm to 5 pm (Rome time).The webinars are addressed in particular to General and Provincial Superiors and their counsellors or those responsible in assisting the sick.

New MSC Book – The Joy of Ageing

Though ageing can be a painful, stressful time for many people, Brian Gallagher finds consolation in a new perspective on life, as he ages. The Joy of Ageing reflects on the joys and the struggles, the memories and the dreams as we grow older. Brian finds a tempered joy even in the inevitable diminishment of ageing. He writes from his own experience and after many years of listening to others as a spiritual guide. This book offers a clear Christian approach to ageing: it is a major contribution to a spirituality of ageing.