Christmas Blessings!

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas!  May the joy of the Spirit abide within you, God’s peace rest upon you, Christ’s love flow through you, and all the blessings of our Provident God be yours.

Advent Blessings: Joy

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This third week of Advent, we reflect upon JOY. We are joyful because God is with us. Even during the darkest times, this faithful joy is present in our hearts. The baby whose birth we celebrate at Christmas is the same Jesus Christ who died for our salvation on the Cross. The same risen Christ… Read more »

Advent Blessings: Peace

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During the second week of Advent, we reflect upon PEACE.  The Hebrew word for peace: Shalom, means more than the absence of violence or conflict. Biblically, it refers to an inward sense of completeness and tranquility that comes from God.  It is also used as a blessing, like  “Peace be with you.” For Franciscans, peace… Read more »

Advent Blessings: HOPE

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On this first Sunday of Advent, we reflect on HOPE. Not simply a wish or blind optimism, our hope is firmly rooted in our trust in God’s Providence. We go forward with hope because God is with us.  The expectant hope of advent invites us to make more room in lives and hearts for Christ. … Read more »

100th Birthday Blessings, Sister Sylvia!

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Join us in joyful prayer as we celebrate the blessing of Sister M. Sylvia Krafton’s 100th Birthday! A native of Lawrence, MA, Sister Sylvia attended St. Francis Academy and entered the congregation in 1938. Her mother, a lay Franciscan, was especially influential in her decision to pursue a religious vocation. For 36 years, Sister Sylvia… Read more »

Thanksgiving Blessings

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Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving! May we all go forward from this day with grateful hearts and renewed dedication to share Christ’s love with the world. As we give thanks for our blessings, we also keep in prayer those without family, those without shelter, those without food, and all experiencing hardships.

Travel Blessings

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Our thoughts and prayers are with holiday travelers today and throughout the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re going across the street or across the country, may your travels be safe

St. Francis Day Blessings

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May you have a blessed the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4! Our Sisters in the United States recorded this special blessing for you. Thank you for your faithful friendship and solidarity to our Franciscan mission. Autumn Gala Reminder: Join Us on Sunday, October 3 @ 7PM Join Us on Facebook… Read more »