Duszpasterstwo ludzi starszych ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem osób owdowiałych
The elders ministry with a special emphasis on widowed people
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Old age is an ordinary phase of human life on Earth. It is time when one is reaping his or her lifetime harvest. It is also time when one’s fitness and agility decreases and often a disability appears. Senility is a moment of a human life fulfilment. It is kind of a “bridge” leading to eternity. It is inseparably connected with the problems of the suffering, the fading away and especially severe problem of the widowing. Age in the modern society is more and more important topic due to the fact that the society is getting older. The Catholic Church which wants to answer this “signs of the times” makes an required effort. In this article at the very begging was described the life situation of the aged people including the widowed people. Afterwards was characterized the ecclesial teaching about senility with a special emphasizing of the widowing problem. Subsequently was revealed actions which should be or are taken by the Church Ministry towards the old age people.
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