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A Litany of Thanksgiving

O gracious and generous God, we give you thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives:

For the gift of life: We thank you, Lord. 

For your steadfast love: We thank you, Lord.

For this astonishing, complex planet and all you have created: We thank you, Lord.

For faith and the example of your saints: We thank you, Lord.

For the Church and our family in faith: We thank you Lord. 

For our families and friends: We thank you, Lord.

For health and for those who care for the sick: We thank you, Lord.

For food, warmth and shelter: We thank you, Lord.

For our nation, for freedom, security and peace: We thank you, Lord.

Lord, let us always be aware of your great kindness to us, your children. In gratitude for your gifts, may we: 

… respect all life

… care for creation

… tend the sick, the hungry, the homeless and the migrant

… work to create a just nation 

… love one another as you have loved us. 

Amen

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Jan. 15, 2020 - Parroquia El Buen Pastor, the Jesuit Parish in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, is located 45 minutes from the epicenter of the recent earthquakes that shook the island. Parishioners were not impacted, so the community poured out their love and care for their neighbors.

January 10, 2020 – Last November the Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat in Rome marked its first fifty years with a Jubilee gathering. Dozens of global delegates came together for a week of celebration, networking and discernment.

January 6, 2020 — This National Migration Week, Jesuit leaders urge us to support and advocate for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Jan. 3, 2020 - Brother John Puza, SJ, died Dec. 30, 2019, in Grand Coteau, La. He was 86 years old, a Jesuit for 53 years and in final vows as a Jesuit brother for 36 years.

Jan. 1, 2020 - Father Sean Salai, SJ, has released a new edition of The Spiritual Exercises for readers who want to strengthen their relationship with God at their own pace.

Dec. 31, 2019 - Father James Goeke, SJ, reflects upon the long-held Catholic tradition of praying for the deceased and its special significance in the Society of Jesus.

Please join us in prayer during this Holy Season.

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