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Viewpoint: Read for your life

December 22nd, 2016 Posted in Senior / Health, Uncategorized Tags: , ,

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If the winter days seem dingy and drab, I have a suggestion to perk things up: Read a book.

I recently attended a lecture that is part of the UCLA’s Alumni Association program about lifetime learning called “2nd Act.” Dr. Gary Small, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Longevity Center at UCLA, presented the latest research on neuroscience and aging, and touched on some activities that might improve cognition as we advance in age and (hopefully!) wisdom. Read more »

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Humble service, now ‘that’s amore,’ pope says at audience

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VATICAN CITY — Serving others, helping them without making a show of it, “that’s amore,” Pope Francis said.

“Amore,” or love, “is the concrete service we render to one another,” the pope said March 12 during a special general audience for the Year of Mercy.

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 12. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead a jubilee audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican March 12. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

“Love isn’t words, but works and service, a humble service performed in silence” without seeking acclaim, the pope told tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

The audience began with the reading of St. John’s account of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, which Pope Francis said was “an unexpected and moving gesture, so much so that Peter did not want to accept it.”

Jesus told the disciples that if he, their lord, washed their feet, they must do the same for others. “In this way Jesus indicates service as the path to follow if they want to live their faith in him and give witness to his love,” the pope said.

“Washing the apostles’ feet,” he said, “Jesus wanted to reveal the way God acts toward us and give an example of his new commandment of loving one another as he loved us, that is, by giving his life for us.”

Loving service also involves placing the gifts God has given one at the service of the community so it can grow, he said, but it also is expressed “in the sharing of material goods so that no one is in need.”

Members of other religions, he said, also see “this sharing and dedication to those in need” as a command of God and a path of true humanity.

“When you forget yourself and think of others, that’s love,” Pope Francis said. “And with the washing of feet, the Lord teaches us to be servants.”

To be “merciful like the Father,” which is the theme of the Year of Mercy, means “to follow Jesus on the path of service,” the pope said.

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St. Peter the Apostle School students are Phanatics about reading

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NEW CASTLE — April 20 was an off-day for the Philadelphia Phillies, giving the baseball team’s mascot an opportunity to drive his four-wheeler down to New Castle for a bit. Read more »

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Phanatic visits St. Peter’s to reward voracious readers

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NEW CASTLE – April 20 was an off-day for the Philadelphia Phillies, giving the baseball team’s mascot an opportunity to drive his four-wheeler down to New Castle for a bit.

The Phillie Phanatic spent part of the afternoon at St. Peter the Apostle School as part of the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program, which encourages students to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve literacy skills. Thanks to the efforts of Eric Ford’s fifth-grade class, St. Peter’s was selected for a Phanatic visit. It was originally scheduled for February but was delayed because of bad weather. Read more »

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Phillie Phanatic takes his message about reading to Phils fans at All Saints

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ELSMERE – To celebrate their dedication to reading, students at All Saints Catholic School welcomed a special visitor to campus on Thursday afternoon. The Phillie Phanatic traveled to Elsmere to celebrate the second grade’s accomplishments in the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program. Read more »

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