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To give thanks, Mary is our model: Pope

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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 11/23/22

If we can learn to see God's gift everywhere, our joy will be complete!

In 2016, Pope Francis pointed out the model for learning to give thanks, and reminded us of the result of a spirit of gratitude.

We are given a model, indeed the model, to whom we can look: Mary, our Mother.

After hearing the message of the Angel, she lifted up her heart in a song of praise and thanksgiving to God: “My soul magnifies the Lord…”

Let us ask Our Lady to help us recognize that everything is God’s gift, and to be able to say “Thank you.”

Then, I assure you, our joy will be complete.

Only those who know how to say “Thank you” will experience the fullness of joy.

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Pope FrancisSpiritual LifeVirgin Mary
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