To the God who is always with me,
I give thanks and offer praises
for the many graces and guidance that
God bestows on me.
During this Year of Mercy,
may we, as a broken world,
be intentional about how
we relate to one another.
May we be gentle and kind,
and open our generous hearts
to one another, to the wider world.
May we continue
to welcome the stranger
as Jesus and Mary were welcomed in the manger.
May we continue to share our inner peace and joy
so that our world may slowly heal
and become whole again.
May we pray for one another in this Year of Mercy
and continue our special
relationship with God who loves us,
and who is always with us.
– Nancy Ramiréz, CSJ