A seminarian was sharing with me the graces God manifested in his time of service in a local nursing home, and as he shared he quoted Mother Teresa as saying,
The poorest of the poor in America are the forgotten elderly, cast off as useless and left to die alone in nursing homes. This is a great poverty.
He continued, “And most of those I spent time with say they have only one true grief: being forgotten.”
This reminded me of the poem by G. A. Studdert-Kennedy that Archbishop Fulton Sheen often quoted, but as I believe that the poem’s real meaning can’t be fully grasped without Sheen’s brilliant rendering, I include it here for you to listen to: