We congratulate our Class of 2017 on their Graduation and we wish them all the best for their future. It is fitting to share the Franciscan Benediction from last night’s Graduation Liturgy at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
May God bless you with DISCOMFORT; at easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with ANGER; at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with TEARS; to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain into JOY.
May God bless you with enough FOOLISHNESS to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can DO what others claim cannot be done.