2012 New Year Prayer from Fr. James Malley S.J.

Fr. James Malley S.J.

 

Each year at Christmas time Fr. Jim Malley sends us his annual greeting and update. Excerpted here is his prayer for family & friends as we enter the new year of 2012.

Fr. Jim Malley’s Prayer for 2012

Our holiday traditions and those of Christmas and Hanukkah never change. Treasured thoughts and memories flood in reminding us whence we have come and who we are.

So again this year, let me say again how grateful I am for our tradition of reaching out at this time to our families and friends. It’s a lovely custom that reaffirms and brings forward our bonds of love.

We can never tell God or another person too often, or in too many ways, how much we love them. Hanukkah and Christmas are all about love for each of us. Together, we are loving and beloved faces in that gentle portrait of God’s infinite love of all reality.

May Our Lord

Come to You and To Your Loved Ones

Filling You with His

Quiet Love and Gentle Peace

Amen.

Jim Malley, S.J.

Fr. Jim Malley’s James Pedigree

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.. Edward Frederick Burns & Mary Louis James

… Drury Woodson James and Mary Louisa Dunn

…. John M. James & Mary Poor