Moments to Remember: Ignatian Wisdom for Aging by Sr. Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ and Fr. Eugene F. Merz, SJ offers a faith perspective for reflecting on the experience of aging, drawing especially upon the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
It provides the reader with a context for understanding their spiritual journey and a variety of reflection questions aimed at deepening their gratitude and hope. The book uses poetry and quotations of well-known people to affirm the reader’s reflection process.
The duo have co-authored two books: Moment By Moment: A Retreat In Everyday Life, (2000) and Finding God In Each Moment: The Practice of Discernment in Everyday Life (2005).
“This wonderful book provides encouragement and insight to those who are aging like no other book that I have read. Moments to Remember will be on my shelf and in my heart for years to come.”
Martin Sheen, Actor and Social Activist
“Moments to Remember provides nourishment not just for the individual but also points to the deeper truth that a reflective life nourishes the whole. In an individualistic age, we are in dire need of encouragement for communal wisdom which Smith & Merz provide. At its heart, this is a communal process creating wisdom for the common good.”
Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director, Network Lobby
“In Moments to Remember, Sr. Carol Ann Smith and Fr. Eugene F. Merz bring the riches of Ignatian spirituality to bear on the aging process. Their thoughtful, grace-filled book invites readers to contemplate the mysteries of growing older alongside the Christian mysteries of faith, and to find God in all things – even aging. This is a book to be savored and shared.”
Colleen Carroll Campbell, Journalist and Author of My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir