Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Wednesday 27 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Vincent de Paul
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

Pope: Grandparents aren’t an inconvenience!


CPP / Polaris/East News

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 08/29/18

Encourages parents to make sure their children are close to the source of wisdom, their grandparents

Today, summarizing his trip last weekend to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis spoke about a concern he has for families.

“Today – it is hard to say this – it seems that grandparents are seen as an inconvenience. In this throwaway culture, grandparents are ‘discarded,’ distanced,” he lamented.

Nevertheless, the pope continued, grandparents are the “wisdom” and “memory” of a people and of families.

“And grandparents must transmit this memory to their grandchildren. Young people and children must speak with their grandparents to carry history forward. Please: do not discard grandparents. May they be close to your children, to their grandchildren,” he encouraged.


Read more:
Babysitting can decrease grandparents’ risk of dementia

Pope Francis
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.