Special deliveries made with loveGabriela, right, from Colombia, sees her photo and story for the first time as Jose, a staff member at the nursing home where Gabriela resides, presents her with a copy of "Sharing the Wisdom of Time" by Pope Francis. At first, Gabriela didn’t recognize herself and was surprised her story made it into the book.
Elders receive pope’s book featuring their stories
Unbound staff around the world enjoyed a little early Christmas by bearing gifts and bringing joy to people who couldn’t be more deserving of it.
It all began with a project initiated by Pope Francis. He had the inspiration to write a book in which he’d engage with elders from around the world, learning from their experiences and entering into a dialogue with them. Because of Unbound’s experience working with elders, the organization was invited to participate in the project and embraced the opportunity.
"Sharing the Wisdom of Time,” published in the fall of 2018 by Loyola Press, featured stories of dozens of elders from across the world, including 23 from Unbound. The book has won numerous awards since its debut. But as gratifying as those things were, the greatest joy for Unbound staff has been in sharing the book with the elders who contributed to it. Throughout 2019, staff members visited elders featured in "Sharing the Wisdom of Time" and presented them with copies of the book. Following are a few of those moments captured in photos.
"Sharing the Wisdom of Time"
by Pope Francis and friends
is available to members of the
Unbound community for
*plus shipping and handling.
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