The Season of Wisdom is a time when the person has reached his or her capacity of judging rightly in matters relating to life and conduct. This is a season of soundness of judgement, the fullness or perfection of mental and spiritual development. The person possess knowledge, insight, enlightenment, erudition, or expertness in disciplines and interests. This season is broadly identified as over 70 years of age.
Ten 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 fulfilling your purpose each day.
- Apply the Gifts of The Holy Spirit to your life as you have lived it, especially the gift of wisdom. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit bestowed upon Christians are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. How do the Gifts, in total, apply to your daily life now.
- Contemplate: How is your faith defined by the knowledge of The Seven Sacraments? How do they affect your daily life?
- 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.
- Spend more time in prayer than you ever have before. Think of your prayers, in your wisdom, as bringing grace to the world around you.
- 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 help friends and family heal broken relationships.
- Each day, ask God to grant you the grace to do His will.
- 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 Wisdom 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
- Catholic Answers Radio
- Fr. Joshua Neu, “Apologetics: The Immaculate Conception”
- Fr. Justin Braun, “The Church is Holy”
- Alice von Hildebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman
- 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: The Infancy Narratives
- 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
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- LibriVox – free downloadable audio of St. Thomas Aquinas works
- Aquinas.cc – St. Thomas Aquinas works in Latin and English
- Read the documents of The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council in full and ponder how they impact the world today.