Nov. 20, 2017 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The USA Northeast Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings.
Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to look for reward,
save that of knowing that I do Your will.
St. Ignatius Loyola
A Thanksgiving Prayer
Bless us and our families
this Thanksgiving day, O Lord.
Thank you for all the gifts you lavish
upon us throughout the year.
May those who hunger have bread.
And may we who have bread so bountifully
today hunger always for your justice and peace.
The jesuitprayer.org team
Giving Thanks to God
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
to which indeed you were called in one body.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly;
teach and admonish one another in all wisdom;
and with gratitude in your hearts sing
psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to God.
And whatever you do,
in word or deed, do everything
in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
to God the Father through him.
Feb. 21, 2018 — In a letter to Congress and President Trump, Fr. Bill Muller, SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, called for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and require a background check for gun sales.
Feb. 6, 2018 — Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, gave a talk on racism at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27. “If we are to be true to the principles on which our country was founded and the principles on which our faith is based, we must do much more.”
Feb. 2, 2018 - In his February prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his intention of opposing corruption. “Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”
Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition, The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, which will be on view in the museum’s Frank and Clara Meditz Gallery in Bellarmine Hall from February 2 through May 19, 2018.