By Debbie Shelley

The Catholic Commentator

Faith allows people to gracefully let go of their attachment to their younger life so they can grab God’s gifts for them as they grow older and closer to him. Sister Janet Franklin CSJ will speak on “The Spirituality of Aging” at the conference, “Family Choices: Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care,” on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway in Baton Rouge.

Elderly people can deepen their spirituality by praying the rosary. File photo

 

Sister Janet, who is certified in spiritual direction and pastoral care, said, “Our minds and bodies may be diminishing, but our spirituality continues to grow if we find ways to develop it.”

The New Roads resident talked about challenges the elderly face.

One of the common challenges is loneliness. “People can experience loneliness even if they live in a facility,” Sister Janet

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