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A Missionary of Charity listens to a talk in Rome on Sept. 16, 2017, by Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Salesian missionary who had been kidnapped in 2016 from a Missionaries of Charity home in Aden. (photo: Daniel Ibáñez / CNA)

COMMENTARY: This Thanksgiving, let’s express our gratitude together to God for 50 years and 50 convents of the Missionaries of Charity and ask him to bless them with himself, many vocations and many apostolic fruits.

By Father Roger Landry, EWTN News, November 25, 2021

Father Roger Landry Father Roger J. Landry, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, is national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA.

Father Roger LandryThis is a week in which many of us slow down and thank God for the blessings he has given to us, to our family members and friends, and to our country.

The 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts, should lead to thank God in a special way for all he has given over the course of the past four centuries, helping this land be transformed from a vast wilderness into the “experiment in ordered liberty” we have now, which remains the destination not only of tourists but also of millions of immigrants annually seeking to cross its borders.

Despite so many blessings, including extraordinary wealth, there remains great poverty in our country, both material and spiritual. I’d like, however, to celebrate and give God thanks for a group of holy women God has sent to address that two-fold poverty. …