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Saint Benedict for Boomers

Wisdom for the Next Stage of Life

Saint Benedict for Boomers is based on the idea that no one can retire from being a Christian; we are to love God and our neighbor throughout our life. And it recognizes that aging presents us with change, loss, and death, as well as new growth and opportunities for deep gladness and peace. The Christian vocation is valid when we are healthy and strong and when we are weak and sick. Taking Saint Benedict of Nursia as a guide, this book insists that those in the autumn of their lives still have much to contribute to society and to those around them, even when they are ill and dependent. Benedict’s wisdom is perennial, and it remains helpful to those who negotiate new challenges in living well, preserving bodily health, discerning purpose in new stages of living, deepening faith, and ultimately, facing sickness and death. .

Countless people in the Western world need this painfully honest and deeply wise book.
Aidan Nicholls OP, Prior
Blackfriars, Cambridge.

This broad-ranging book gives much practical advice for living conscientiously in today's world.
Judith Sutera, OSB
Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kansas

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Saint Benedict for Boomers is available in paperback and digital formats, and may purchased from Liturgical Press, from, or from in the United Kingdom.