Fr Bill shares some of his own experiences in
aging. He describes what has been most helpful to him as he moved
through the different stages of growth into the last stages of life.
He shares some thoughts and insights from Kathleen Dowling Singh’s
book “The Grace in Aging: Awaken as you Grow Older”.
Fr Bill finds helpful in the aging process Thomas
Keating’s teaching on the four consents. Within the experience of
being upheld in the love of God, Keating invites us to make the four
consents. Briefly, these consist of our consent to the gift of our
being, the gift of our creative and sexual energy, the experience of
our own limitations, and the experience of transformation where the
spiritual journey is all about transformation of mind and heart.
Fr Bill's talks were recorded during an intensive
silent centering prayer retreat May 5 to 10, 2015, at Montserrat
Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Dallas, Texas (near Dallas).