November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving - Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

 This year Thanksgiving falls on the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
The priest (Fr. Z.) who said the Mass we attended had just been to the chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal last week.  He explained (excuse my poor wording) how Our Blessed Mother has rings on her fingers with rays of light that are all the graces that have been given to people. Some of the rings did not give off light and those are for all the graces we have not asked for.

With I ask that everyone who reads this offer a Hail Mary for a special intention for someone I know who needs a miracle of Graces for conversion, to come back to the Faith.

A most blessed Thanksgiving to you and your families!  On "Taylor Marshall" was a list of 6 Amazing Catholic Thanksgiving Facts. You can read them HERE.  To sum up:
1. Squanto was Catholic!
2. First American Thanksgiving was celebrated on September 8th, Our Blessed Mother's birthday,  in 1565 in St. Augustine, Florida.
3. The second American Thanksgiving was April 30, 1598. Explorer Onate requested the Friars to say a Mass of Thanksgiving then they feasted on duck, goose, and fish.
4. Puritan Pilgrims, strict Calvinists, were anti-Catholic.
5. The same unjust laws that caused the Calvinist Separatists to flee England, were the same injustices that lead to the crown of martrydom for St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, St. Edmund Campion...
6. "Thanksgiving" in Greek is "Eucharistia". Thus the Body and Blood of Christ is the true "Thanksgiving Meal"

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There's always laughter and good red wine.
At least I've always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
Hilaire Belloc

A most blessed Thanksgiving to all!  A beautiful day to give thanks to God for all the blessings He has bestowed on us.

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