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Thanksgiving Greetings from Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Friends,

“It’s up to us to be the change and even though we all can still do more…
there’s so much to be thankful for.”*

These lyrics sung by Josh Groban seem to be a fitting response to Paul’s letter to the Philippians, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (4:6-7)


Christ remains with us: embracing our prayer; gracing us with peace; guiding our efforts; and transforming our lives. How can we not be thankful?


In this time of suffering and dis-ease throughout the world, many are experiencing hopelessness and possible despair. As we pause to celebrate Thanksgiving, we recall that Christ remains with us: embracing our prayer; gracing us with peace; guiding our efforts; and transforming our lives. How can we not be thankful?

As we, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, gather around the Eucharistic Table, we joyfully offer our gratitude to God for you and for the many ways your lives witness to God’s transformative love.

Wherever you are, and in whatever way you are gathered on this day of feasting, trust that you and your loved ones are held in our thankful, prayerful hearts.

In the joy and gratitude of St. Dominic and St. Catherine,
Sr. Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP, and Sisters

*Lyrics from “Thankful” by Carole Bayer Sager and Richard Page

6 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Greetings from Sister Rebecca Ann Gemma, OP”

  1. Diana Joerger Tuftie

    Blessings to you dear Sisters, please continue to pray for us as we pray for you also. I’m an RN and need to keep my health and take care of my patients

  2. Sister Rebecca Ann et al
    I am grateful for the powerful presence of the Dominican Sisters in our lives, in our neighborhoods, in our towns. May the Lord bless you, and us, and all.
    Fletcher

  3. We are very thankful to be associates with the Dominican Sisters! May the Lord bless all of you today and keep you healthy!

    1. Sr. M. Joan Sorge, O.P.

      It is a joy to have you and Jo as Dominican Associates, Dave. Thank you for your presence in our lives. Your love of life is so evident in all you do. Thanks for sharing our Dominican charism in our daily lives!

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