This session builds on Sr. Chris’s dissertation research entitled Staying Connected and Letting Go: Quality of Life for Elderly Nuns in Convent Care Centers and focuses on the unique challenges aging religious face as they approach moving from full-time or part-time ministry because of aging or health issues. Sr. Chris's premise is that while religious may retire from full-time or part-time ministry, they do not retire from living out the charism of their institutes and participating in its mission. 

Reflection Questions 

  1. Describe or list your institute’s mission and charism? 
  2. What is your current ministry? What do you expect your ministry to be in retirement? 
  3. What is your greatest hope regarding your aging/ministry transitions? 
  4. What is your greatest fear regarding your aging/ministry transitions?