The Irreplaceable Role of a Grandmother

Posted May 12, 2019 3:08 am by Melanie Jean Juneau

The Irreplaceable Role of a Grandmother

How beautiful is the encouragement an elderly person manages to pass on to a young person who is seeking the meaning of faith and of life! It is truly the mission of grandparents, the vocation of the elderly. The words of grandparents have special value for the young. And the young know it. (Pope Francis)
In a series of General Audiences in 2015, Pope Francis considered the value and importance of grandparents to modern families, challenging the secular notion that the word family refers to a small, isolated unit which excludes extended family members. As the öld African proverb reminds us,

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