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This Universal Prayer For Grandparents was composed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2008 for the Catholic Grandparents Association.
PRAYER FOR GRANDPARENTS
you were born of the Virgin Mary,
the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on grandparents the world over.
Protect them! They are a source of enrichment
for families, for the Church and for all of society.
Support them! As they grow older,
may they continue to be for their families
strong pillars of Gospel faith,
guardian of noble domestic ideals,
living treasuries of sound religious traditions.
Make them teachers of wisdom and courage,
that they may pass on to future generations the fruits
of their mature human and spiritual experience.
help families and society
to value the presence and roles of grandparents.
May they never be ignored or excluded,
but always encounter respect and love.
Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed
in all the years of life which you give them.
Mary, Mother of all the living,
keep grandparents constantly in your care,
accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage,
and by your prayers, grant that all families
may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland,
where you await all humanity
for the great embrace of live without end. Amen!
You can find more information about the National Grandparents Pilgrimage on our website
The Catholic Grandparents Association is on the lookout for schools around the world implementing Grandparents Day their schools! As we find them we will share them with you here. Have a day for grandparents in your school? Share the date with us, email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Clearwater Central Catholic High School
Clearwater Central Catholic High School, who hosts special day for Grandparents Day,
Click Here to Read More.
Date: October 14th 2009 11:30 a.m.
Location: Clearwater Central High School, in the Mclaughlin Building
All Grandparents of CCC students are welcome!
Grandparents Day Prayer
Loving God, You have given us the wondrous gift of grandparents. Your gracious love is reflected in their love and care for us.
We thank You, Lord, for the surprises grandparents give, for our things and our problems that they fix, for the stories they share.
We thank You, Lord, for the ways our grandparents spoil us, for the celebrations they never forget, and for all the snuggles they give.
We thank You for giving us grandparents to share their wisdom, to listen to us, to be there loving us.
Happy Grandparents Day!