November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

As I study with my children various explorers, one thing that was clear was that the Catholic explorers would first put up a cross in thanksgiving.   Pedro Menendez de Aviles celebrated the first known Catholic Mass at St. Augustine, Florida quite a number of years before the Pilgrims held their feast.  Being good Catholics, it is probably a pretty good guess that following the Sacrifice of the Mass, they held a feast... (the first potluck?). :)

And don't forget to count your blessings, it's so easy to get caught up in the drudge of life, this is a wonderful day to remember our blessings.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the biggest blessing (next to God Himself of course:) followed by Confession, other Sacraments, priests, family, friends, food on the table, roofs over our heads, jobs, GRACE, Faith, etc., etc., etc...!

Have a most blessed Thanksgiving

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