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Embrace the Health Benefits of Gratitude

“In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus,” says St. Paul in his First Letter to the Thessalonians (5:18).

In this season of Thanksgiving, St. Paul’s exultation is incredibly appropriate. St. Paul was making clear that giving thanks is not a once-a-year event, but must be a daily routine. When St. Paul said this, he was practicing what he preached. Earlier in his letter, he gave thanks for the Thessalonians’ faith. This passage makes me wonder if the world today would be a better place if we took St. Paul’s words to heart.

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Mental Health: How Well Are You Coping?

By Gary Bouchard

How have nearly three years of living with the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives?

Some answers may be fairly obvious: “I no longer attend crowded indoor events.” “I’m extra cautious around older relatives and friends.” “I carry a mask wherever I go.” “I rarely go to restaurants or movies anymore.” “I now work from home most of the time.” Or perhaps your response is: “It’s been almost three years? Ugh!”

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St. Marguerite d’Youville’s Ministry Lives on at St. Joseph Hospital

In 1908, St. Joseph Hospital was founded under the sponsorship of the “Grey Nuns” and their foundress, St. Marguerite d’Youville. With reverence for the poor and vulnerable, the hospital has focused on hope, healing and spreading the news of God’s intrinsic love for over 114 years.

This past summer, St. Joseph Hospital’s Kevin Flynn, vice-president of mission integration, joined Covenant mission leaders for a pilgrimage to Quebec, to reaffirm their commitment in the community where St. Marguerite’s ministry began.

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