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.
Jan. 18, 2018 - On Sat., Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, will speak at San Damiano Hall in St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City, about the extrajudicial killings currently taking place in the Philippines.
This past Saturday, the Hispanic Ministry of the Office of Ignatian Spirituality facilitated the first session of the School of Ignatian Spirituality (the “Escuela”) at St. Ignatius Parish in Chestnut Hill, MA. Seventeen people attended this day-long formation session, which focused on Ignatian forms of prayer.
Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.
In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”