November 24, 2016, Thanksgiving Morning
On this day of Thanksgiving, it is only fitting that we give thanks for the great legacy our founder, Bishop Claude Marie Dubuis, imparted to us 150 years ago.
We are cognizant of his courage, persistence, and his total dependence on the providence of God to carry out his mission.
His resounding words: “Our Lord Jesus Christ, suffering in the persons of a multitude of sick and infirm of every kind, seeks relief at your hands” still echoes today in our ministries in El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Kenya, and in the U.S. And so we bless this beautiful work of art, which has been made in memory and in honor of our great founder, Bishop Dubuis.
Grant that all who look upon this image of your priest and servant be inspired to be “Gospels of Love”.
Through his intercession, may we obtain many graces in this life and everlasting glory in the life to come; we pray this through the Word Incarnate. Amen.
May the God who calls you to serve,
Bring you to your deepest heart and there inspire you,
Fill you with courage for the journey,
Compassion for the people.
May this same God send you forth
To promote the common good in our Religious lives and
To hold this sacred time in your care,
To nurture it, to account for it,
To witness to those you serve
The power of God’s healing, holding love.
May that same love keep you always. Amen.