Praying with someone
who has Alzheimer’s Disease
Take Lord, and receive
all my liberty,
and my entire will --
all that I have and call my own.
You have given it
all to me.
To you, Lord,
I return it.
Everything is yours;
do with it
what you will.
Give me only your love
and your grace.
That is enough
-- Ignatius of Loyola
March 8, 1920 - November 10, 2008
She fought a valiant and graceful battle with Alzheimer's for many years. She was beloved by her children and is greatly missed.
Thank you, Mom, for teaching us that laughter, song and prayer can always reach deep into the soul.
"Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person’s soul.
It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease.
Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes
remain. Both are learned early in life and have so many repetitions
in the years that follow, that a person even in the later stages of
Alzheimer’s can spontaneously participate. How do we pray with someone who has Alzheimer’s?"
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