How to Be Grateful All the Time, No Matter What

In the busyness of our lives, it can be easy to focus on the things we wish were different instead of the blessings we’ve been given. In fact, St. Ignatius actually thought that ingratitude was one of the gravest sins we could commit against God. So how can we grow in gratitude daily?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary and Danielle Bean explain how we can practice being grateful all the time—no matter our circumstances or state of life.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.