Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving Day 2018 dawns on Thursday 22 November, we remember our Brigidine Sisters and our Associates living in the USA. We join them in giving thanks for the abundant gifts of God that are ours and in praying a blessing for all who enrich us with their lives and love:

For flowers that bloom at our feet                                                                                                                                                                                               we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
For the song of birds and the hum of bees,
For all things fair we hear or see,
O Creator God, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
we thank Thee.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For pleasant shade of branches high,
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
O Creator God, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Your goodness sends,
O Creator God, we thank Thee.

(Adapted from a poem by: Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Happy Thanksgiving Day!