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. . . And One More Thing about Gratitude

Though the Busy Person’s Retreat on “Going Gratitudinal” may be completed, we are never finished with the opportunities for gratefulness. May the readings, reflections, and thoughtful questions over the last few days assist us in continuing to cultivate a grateful heart.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Philippians 4:4

And in the words of Richard Rohr, OFM, “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.


Another reason for rejoicing


Going Gratitudinal

Going Gratitudinal. That’s the theme of this week’s Busy Person’s Retreat at Dominican University in San Rafael. Our sisters meet with students, faculty, and staff members this week, to pray and share reflections on a selection of readings. We thought that focusing on gratitude would be helpful during this latter part of the Lenten season.

Please feel free to join us online at our Dominican Sisters’ website. And over the next few days I will post a “gratitudinal” thought for the readers of this blog. After all, the Dominican mystic Meister Eckart said, “If the only prayer you say is thank you, that is enough.” I’m sure the same thing goes for preaching as for praying.

I am grateful for city lights by the bay at dawn.
















Please share something for which you are grateful.