I haven’t posted for a long time, but wish to receive advice on a situation in which I am unsure how to proceed.
I am very good friends with a religious (Dominican) priest, and we are going to travel to one of the other priories in a few weeks to visit one of his spiritual brothers. I have only met the brother once, two years ago, during which he asked me to him visit again (I live a hundred miles from where he was based, and he has since been moved to the other religious house), so I never did arrange to meet him, until now.
As a result, I feel quite guilty at not having befriended him sooner, and am therefore going to suggest a phone/letter correspondence with him (he’s quite elderly and doesn’t use a computer). The problem I’m facing though is that he may have forgotten me, as his health has somewhat deteriorated recently, so I was wondering how I could suggest a correspondence/friendship with him, bearing in mind the circumstances.
Knowing that he is quite lonely and solitary, I am keen to do this, and am therefore asking advice on how to befriend him in the ways I suggest above.
Thanks in advance,