Even though tried by misunderstanding, hardship, persecution, and martyrdom, our ancestors in faith sought to live in continual thanksgiving to God. Their firm conviction did not seek to deny the troubles of the present. Yet, by the continual offering of thanks, they passed through trials blessing the ‘goodness and loving-kindness’ of God, who created and preserves us with the gift of life.
-Br. Jonathan Maury, SSJE