Let them offer a sacrifice in thanks, recount his works with shouts of joy. Psalm 107: 22
This year once again our Religious Family gathered across the Province and around the world (wherever American sisters and priests were found!) to give thanks to God for the good things He has given to our nation and to our families during the past year.
Missions in the US
Here in the US from East Coast to West Coast turkeys and stuffing made the day complete! Below you can follow the celebrations from New York (Apostolic and Contemplative!) to Philadelphia, out to Avondale, PA, and down to the “farm” where the sisters of the Houses of Formation gathered in Maryland.
Thanksgiving Celebrations in Italy
A large number of American missionary sisters not only live in Italy to study, but also as missionaries in philosophical publications, academic studies, provincial work, web-master and serving on our General Council. Mother Mary of the Sacred Heart Gaes, SSVM (Maryland) serves as our Vicar General, and Mother Mary Mother of Mercy McDunnough, SSVM (New York) also serves on the General Council.
All the American sisters worked to get the meal together and were able to celebrate in Rome with a number of IVE priests and other sisters who had been long-time missionaries in the United States. Many reasons to give thanks!
More photos of the preparation work for Thanksgiving in Italy.
Finally everything is ready for the meal itself!
See even more photos from the Procura in Rome.
Blessings to you and yours! Hope your Thanksgivings went well! Let us give thanks and unite in prayer for our nation!