I have been having difficulty uploading photos from my laptop to this blog site these past few days, so the report on the Epiphany Sunday afternoon exchange of greetings at my residence is on hold until I can work my way through this glitch on Blogger. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
However, this lull in regular daily blogging activity affords me the opportunity, using an old Christmas season photo that was up-loadable, to thank the bishops, priests, deacons, religious women and men and the lay faithful--not to mention my brother Jesuits--who have expressed good wishes, sent cards, gifts of every imaginable kind (some without the sender's name(s) or a return address) for your many kindnesses extended to me again this Christmas Season and at the beginning of this New Year of Grace 2013.
Merci beaucoup; je suis très reconnaissant à vous tous et toutes. Que Dieu vous comble de ses grâces et de ses bienfaits multiples : sante, paix et joie!
In my gratitude, yesterday I offered with gladness my weekly Mass for benefactors for you, your loved ones and all your intentions. May God reward you a hundred-fold.
+Terrence Prendergast, S.J.
Archbishop of Ottawa/