The Season of Maturity
The Season of Maturity is a time when the person is physically and mentally mature, defined as the fullness or perfection of growth and development. It is a time of arriving at the point of becoming who a person is meant to be, a time of knowing who you are. This season is broadly identified as between 50 – 70 years of age.
10 Quick Tools:
- Attend Mass daily if possible, and make the Eucharist the source and summit of your entire day. Use the time after Mass to ask Christ for guidance in all that troubles you.
- Discern your vocation by asking God to show you your purpose in life.
- Make a list of the top 20 people who depend on you, and pray a Hail Mary for each of them every day.
- Make a habit of walking for at least 30 minutes a few days a week, and pray the Rosary while walking among the handiwork of God.
- Subscribe to Catholic podcasts or audiobooks and listen to them while walking, working around the house, or driving to work.
- Keep some reading material by your bed, and make a habit of going to bed or getting up earlier to read for a little while. A reading device (like an ereader) can even allow you to read during the night if there are difficulties that keep you awake.
- We are made in image and likeness of God, human persons body and soul, with the spiritual powers of intellect and free will. These theological understandings are derived from the Divine Revelation of the Holy Trinity, three Persons in One God, which means we are also made for communion. Find ways to put all of that together and heal broken relationships.
- Each day, ask God to grant you the grace to do His will. Seriously, this is a simple prayer that can change your entire outlook on life.
- Eat more vegetables because they are gifts from God.
- Drink more water because God made our bodies from it and we need water to sustain our health.
- List of articles for the Season of Maturity at the Catholic East Texas
- St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization Video Collection
- St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization Essay Collection
- St. Philip Institute of Catechesis and Evangelization Homily Collection
- Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part One, Section One, “I Believe” – “We Believe” Make a study of it.
- Josef Pieper, The Four Cardinal Virtues
- Josef Pieper, Faith, Hope, Love
- Joseph Cardinal Ratziner, In the Beginning:A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall
- Robert Cardinal Sarah, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise
- Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration
- Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection
- St. Louis de Montfort’s Way of Total Consecration (33-day preparation)
- Blessed Columba Marmion, Christ, the Life of the Soul
- LibriVox – free downloadable audio of St. Thomas Aquinas works
- Aquinas.cc – St. Thomas Aquinas works in Latin and English
- Donum Vitae Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation, Replies to Certain Questions of the Day
- Pursue a M.A. in Philosophy or Theology