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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving Prayer
In all circumstances give thanks,
For this is the Will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18

                                      Good and gracious God, we come before you today united with all who give You thanks and praise.  Fill us with Gratitude for Your many blessings.
We thank You in particular for the gifts of family, friends and all  our collaborators in the Mission of Jesus Christ.  Help us to pray daily for the grace to serve You in response to Your call to ‘Come and Follow’.

The Cluny Sisters
Wish you and all your families peace, joy and the goodness of God’s Love.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2017

First World Day of the Poor

We Can't Remain Passive
Let us love, not with words but with deeds. – 1 John 3:18

First World Day of the Poor
On Sunday, November 19, 2017 Pope Francis launched the first World Day of the Poor reminding us the ‘no Christ may disregard’ serving the poor.

"If we want to help change history, we need to hear the cry of the poor and commit ourselves to ending their marginalization. We cannot remain passive. Blessed are the hands that reach beyond every barrier of culture, religion, and nationality, and pour the balm of consolation over the wounds of humanity.  Blessed are the open hands that ask nothing in exchange, with no “ifs” or “buts” or “maybes”: they are hands that call down God’s blessing upon their brothers and sisters.

This new World Day should become a powerful appeal to our consciences as believers, allowing us to grow in the conviction that sharing with the poor enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel.  The poor are not a problem: they are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practice in our lives the essence of the Gospel.”

During this Harvest Season and the call to ‘Give Thanks’ let us ask ourselves who are the poor in our midst.  How do we serve them?  How is the face of the poor visible to us?  How do we proclaim this Gospel directive as Disciples of Jesus today?

Let us love, not with words but with deeds

For the full text of the Pope’s message go to: