Father Murray Abraham SJ was the founder of SASAC. Work at SOJASI grew from his inspiration and teachings.

Recently on the third anniversary of Father Abraham’s death, SOJASI director Cecilia George read this excerpt from Father Abraham’s Rhymes and Reflections at a service to dedicate the marker stone for his grave.

“Ode to Old Age”
I thank you God, whom I adore,
For Your gift of growing old.
It lifts my heart up more and more
I feel I’ve almost reached the door
-Door inlaid, so I’ve been told,
With sapphires, emeralds and with gold!
-Door of heavenly Jerusalem
Where dwell Your saints and seraphim
-Door I’ll so soon enter in
Where alone I can begin
To live in joy forever more
To live the life You made me for
To live Your child, Your very own,
Within Your home…

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