Letter from Father Pat

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together,
shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.

Luke 6:38

Dear Friend of the Marianists,


You will notice Jesus did not say,IF you have plenty, give...Instead, He simply says “give.” God expects us to make the most of what we have and be generous with it.

We are called to find a creative way to use our own hands in service. You can lift your hands in prayer for those in need. You can gently comfort someone who is hurting or just feeling down. You can use them to do a favor for a friend. And yes, of course, you can use your hands to give a gift. One of the easiest ways to grow in love of people – of ALL people - is to pray for them.


May God grant you the grace to continue being truly generous with all you have, so that you, in turn, receive “a good measure packed together, shaken down, and overflowing.”

In Christ,

Father Patrick J, Tonry, SM
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