Wideshot view of Hammersmith Chapel

Pope Francis has instituted a World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly, to be celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year, starting this year on the 25th of July. The Sisters of Nazareth are joining in the day of prayer and thinking of all the elderly in their care and beyond.

Cardinal Vincent has sent a short message to encourage young people to talk to their grandparents to be a sign of hope for the world. Please see Cardinal Vincent’s message below.

Along with the day of prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly, the National Office for Vocations has produced information on how Catholics perceive their role in the church and in society more broadly, as they age.

Please read their findings here Vocation of Older Persons Survey 2020.