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Dementia Prayer Week 12-19 March 2020

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Dementia Prayer Week is an initiative of Pastoral Care Project, an ecumenical ministry that focuses on the spiritual needs of  persons with dementia and that helps their carers to recognise and to respond to those needs. It is located in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England. The Project was started by Mrs Frances Molloy, originally from Rathlin Island, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. During my time in Britain, 2000 to 2002, I became involved to a limited degree with the Project and have kept in touch since. That involvement opened my eyes to a pastoral need that I had not been aware of before.
Here is a link to my post on Dementia Prayer Week in 2018. The Week is a reminder to us of the spiritual needs of persons with dementia throughout the year.
St Louis Martin [Wikipedia]
The Church has canonised at least one saint whom we know suffered from dementia in the last years of his life, St Louis Martin, father of St Thérèse of Lisieux. He and his wife Zélie were canonised by Pope Francis…

Week of Prayer for persons with dementia, 12 - 19 March 2018

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Painting owned byPastoral Care Project Pastoral Care Project © Charity No. 1094766.  All rights reserved.
There is more on this painting by Sr Annie Bromhan IBVM along with reflections on the Pastoral Care Project website here.
This is an edited version of a post published on 13 March 2013. May I ask anyone who reads this to check out the website of Pastoral Care Project. This wonderful ecumenical ministry, initiated by Mrs Frances Molloy in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, England, focuses on the spiritual needs of persons with dementia.
This is the tenth annual Dementia Prayer Week initiated by Pastoral Care Project.
Long ago I used to be a young man and dear Margaret remembers that for me.
The Dutchmanis a song written by Michael Peter Smith in 1968. It's about an elderly couple living in Amsterdam, Margaret and the title character. The unnamed Dutchman has dementia and Margaret cares for him with a sadness over what has happened to him over the years. It's a story of unconditional …