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7. Gratitude

Every event and need can become an offering of thanksgiving. The letters of St. Paul often begin and end with thanksgiving, and the Lord Jesus is always present in it: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for all this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”; “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”

Mother Francisca’s whole life was an offering of thanksgiving to Jesus. She never ceased thanking Him in all circumstances of her life until her last breath.

However it is worth to note some of the events when Mother Francisca and the beatas expressed their gratitude by way of prayers.

The Beatas underwent numerous trials during the early years of the Beaterio. But despite all these, they did not lose sight of Jesus, their all. Their perseverance in prayer, their complete trust and confidence in God brought them to the fore, and with deep gratitude and thanksgiving for all their victories, both small and big, their unceasing praise to God was tremendous.

Furthermore, they were grateful to the Dominican Fathers of the Holy Rosary for being instruments in the realization of their vision – the Beaterio. Their eternal gratitude was also expressed to Don Juan de Escaño, their great benefactor who was instrumental for the economic stability of the community of the Beatas. As an expression of gratitude, his name is inscribed in the history of the Beaterio and until this time, he is prayed for.