Stories & Journeys: Lenten Reflections from Older Pilgrims

Methodist Homes (MHA), the charity providing care, accommodation and support for older people, have produced five weeks’ of meditative material.  The Course introduces ten older people’s stories collected by MHA Chaplains, with reflections, questions and discussion points relevant to the stories.  This Lent Course is designed for use in traditional Lent groups and also by older people themselves, in Care, Church and Community settings.

What makes this Lent Course special is that it offers the opportunity to share in the wisdom and experience of older pilgrims, and to reflect on themes which have emerged from our stories of long-life discipleship.
It is available to download here  .

 In MHA, we have the privilege of supporting, caring for and accompanying large numbers of older pilgrims.  Our Chaplains listen to the stories they tell and in particular stories of their faith journeys.   Such stories are fascinating, not least because in witnessing to the aspects of faith that are important in extreme old age, they cause us to reflect on whether the things we think are so important now really matter at all.  Several of these stories have been used as the basis of a book God, Me and Being Very Old: Stories and Spirituality in Later Life, which has just been published by SCM Press.
You can order a copy here