Theme announced for 1st World Day of Grandparents and Elderly

Established by Pope Francis, the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will take place on Sunday 25 July, close to the memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The theme chosen by the Holy Father for this World Day is “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20), which is a way of expressing the closeness of the Lord and the Church to every older person, especially in this challenging time.

“I am with you always” is also a promise of closeness and hope that young and old can mutually share. Not only are grandchildren and young people called upon to be present in the lives of older people, but older people and grandparents also have a mission of evangelization, proclamation and prayer and of encouraging young people in their faith.

Source: Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life


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