Dear Friends of the Jesuits:
I would like to share with you this Easter a wonderful prayer entitled Free Indeed by Jesuit Father Joseph Tetlow. I think that after all the world has been through over the past few years that this Easter season should truly be an opportunity to acknowledge that Christ has risen and He has won! The celebration of the Resurrection should be a time for us all to “drown” in the “laughter of our friends”, to celebrate, be joyous, be enthusiastic.
You did a marvel, Lord Jesus Christ,
and make me feel beside myself in surprise.
My spirit glistens with Your rising.
I smile and smile with You,
I am drowning in the laughter of Your friends.
You have won, Lord, we know You have won!
You have defeated all the worst that we could do,
each alone and all together.
You crushed the power of darkness and of death
to walk peacefully again in our flesh,
now and forever.
Come to me, great Lord of life,
as You come to all Your friends.
Send me to console those around me who hurt.
Come, and send Your friends into this daily world
to labor full of hope for the Reign of God.
The Jesuits are grateful for your support throughout the year and remember your generosity and your intentions in their masses and liturgy. Without your kindness, the education of Jesuits would simply not be possible, and the Jesuit works and projects that many of you hold dear would not be able to continue.
If you would like to send out Easter wishes, our office has Easter cards available that you can send to family and friends. Please contact us for more information or order cards here.
Thank you for supporting the Jesuits this Easter season and throughout the year. Alleluia!
Barry J. Leidl