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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our First Act of Thanksgiving Must Be to God!

I hope the first thing you do today is go to Mass. Eucharist means "thanksgiving." What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving Day than to offer thanksgiving to God for His many blessings through the Sacrament of the altar He left us.  And to help you reflect on that I offer some thoughts from the saints. May Jesus Christ be praised!
"Would that I could exhaust myself in acts of thanksgiving and gratitude towards this Divine Heart, for the great favor He shows us, in deigning to accept our help to make Him known, loved and honored; He reserves infinite blessings for all those who devote themselves to this work."                      St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
"The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what he is sending us every day in his goodness."                             St. Gianna Beretta Molla
"In all created things discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give Him thanks. "                                                                     St. Teresa of Avila
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.      St. Ambrose
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God.      St. Paul
Traditional Grace after Meals:

We give you thanks, Almighty God, for all your benefits, who lives and reigns forever. And may the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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