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Retirement and Vocational Discernment Class

November 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

free

Session III: Retirement and Spiritual Transformation

Spirituality of Aging and Letting Go

  • The gift and challenge of developmental psychology
  • How do I leave a legacy and give back to society?
  • Do I have big dreams or small dreams for the next chapter of life?
  • Does our spiritual center change from the first to second half of life?
  • Where does contemplation and meditation fit into my spiritual practice?
  • How do I distinguish solitude from loneliness?
  • How do I express my creativity at this point in life?
  • When we are honest, do we seek deeper community, or is it too exhausting or disappointing to pursue?
  • Where am I on a continuum from thriving to broken?
  • Where does vocation—God’s call to each of us—fit into the discussion?
  • Is my spiritual life dry or on the move?
  • What issues do I need to take up with God?
  • What’s my take on mortality?
  • How do I write a spiritual Rule of Life for retirement?
  • Regarding my life at St. Michael’s Church, what is working well for me, and where would I like to deepen my spiritual participation?

Reading assignment: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr or The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully by Joan Chittester.