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Kathleen Fischer Lecture: How Aging Can Be a Spiritual Journey

On July 12, 2008 Kathleen Fischer presented the Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  Dr. Fischer received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California and her M.S.W. from Seattle University.  Among her many publications are two listed under “Resources” on the www.ContemplAgeing.com website.  Both books can be ordered from Amazon.com directly from the website by clicking on the title(s) under “Resources”.  The titles are  Winter Grace: Spirituality and Aging (1998) and Autumn Gospel: Women in the Second Half of Life (1995).

 In her lecture Dr. Fischer discusses “how aging can be a spiritual journey,” organizing her presentation around four themes:

(1) hope in the midst of loss

(2) living in the “grace of the present moment”

(3) discovering an “integrity based on mercy”

(4) creating a legacy for future generations

 To listen to her lecture use the following URL:

Posted in agingspirituality on 4 February 2010
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