October 14, 2022

What are the graces and blessings that you are grateful for, the ones that have touched and shaped your life?

One of the constant themes of Pope Francis’ papacy is his reminder to us to be people who live lives of gratitude. The pope has said, “Truly we have received much, so many graces, so many blessings, and we rejoice in this. It will do us good to think back on our lives with the grace of remembrance. … Perhaps we need to ask ourselves: Are we good at counting our blessings?”

As Thanksgiving approaches, The Criterion is inviting you, our readers, to tell us about the moments of your life, the parts of your life, the people in your life whom you are grateful for—and why.

Whether it’s a simple, everyday reason to be thankful or a life-changing one, we will look forward to learning about the graces and the blessings that have touched and shaped your life.

Send your notes and stories to John Shaughnessy by e-mail at jshaughnessy@archindy.org or by mail in care of The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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