Donkeys bring joy to isolated elderly

So often we see the elderly sitting in day centres, starved of affection and reduced to arguing about who is doing the right thing about the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

popes on sofa with donkey

Happily, such isolation does not need to happen. Many donkey sanctuaries now provide visiting donkey therapy to bring people back to their senses.

One pensioner gains a voice from donkey therapy: "You tell that Father Volpi to lay off them!"

One pensioner gains a voice from donkey therapy: “You tell that Father Volpi to lay off them!”

"We fought a war to stop fascism!" says another gallant pensioner.

“We fought a war to stop fascism!” says another gallant pensioner.

Father, you have looked on the Virgin Mary and made her the Mother of Mercy. May those who are in danger experience the depth of her love.

This Christmas, pray for the Franciscan brothers and sisters of the Immaculate. Beseech Our Lady and plead that the devil does not undo the good work of many years and the vocations of these brothers and sisters that are an inspiration to the Church.

http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/12/important-deep-dive-into-vatican.html

A Happy Christmas to the holy friars and sisters of the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

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About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have three blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog begun in 2015, plus an old donkey blog which ran from 2010 to 2015.
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One Response to Donkeys bring joy to isolated elderly

  1. Anonymous says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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