Continuing to Grow in the Second Half of Life – Sister Mary Rose Marrin, CSJ

This presentation addresses the challenges and potential offered by the increased longevity of our time. In particular, it focuses on issues of connection, transcendence and life after loss. It also reflects on the role of mentor and wise elder, as well as the call to be witnesses of hope.

Sister Mary Rose Marrin is a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto with a background in teaching, spiritual formation, congregational leadership and parish ministry. She obtained a BA from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Theological Studies from Jesuit Weston, Cambridge MA (now part of Boston College) and certificates in Spiritual Gerontology and Lifelong Faith Development from the Johnson Institute in St. Louis MO. From 2007 June, 2012, she was engaged in the initiation and development of Ministry with Maturing Adults at St. Mary`s Parish, Barrie, Ontario.

The goal of her present ministry is to raise awareness of the potential for spiritual growth in the second half of life and to support initiatives in this ministry. For this purpose she presents programs on “Spiritual Growth in the Second Half of Life” for parishes and other groups throughout the Archdiocese of Toronto.