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Vincentian Prayer Images: God Speaking To Our Hearts

How often do we thank God for speaking to our hearts?

From “Thanks” to “Giving” – An Ancient Tradition

The tradition of “thanksgiving” is not new. It has deep roots in the Old Testament and especially the New Testament. The Last Supper was a celebration of thanks but it was also a call to giving.

Thanksgiving with Mary … and a Dangerous Memory

Mary’s Magnificat is a dangerous memory. Mary not only gave thanks for this revolution. She intuitively realized she was part of the revolution.

Thanksgiving with Mary – Celebrating God’s Upside Down World

Mary’s thanksgiving hymn is actually a hymn celebrating God’s “systemic change” of seeing things as God sees things … and an invitation to live it in our lives.

The Power of a Shared Meal

The Power of a Shared Meal

Richard Schiffman's reflection on GRIST is worth another read. There is one Thanksgiving that I will never forget. It took place at my Mother’s apartment on New York’s Upper Westside. It was the last Thanksgiving dinner that she hosted, and I was her only guest. By...

Thanksgiving in the liturgy

Thanksgiving in the liturgy

From the Preface for Thanksgiving Day in the USA.. You have entrusted to us the great gift of freedom, a gift that calls forth responsibility and commitment to the truth that all have a fundamental dignity before you. In Jesus, through his Death and Resurrection, we...

Gratitude – a two-edged sword

Gratitude – a two-edged sword

A piece in the Harvard Business Review "We Could Be Better at Giving Thanks" points to a disconnect on gratitude... Although people say they want to be thanked more often at work, fewer than 50% of Americans polled for the John Templeton Foundation, a philanthropic...

Thanksgiving … for everyday!

Thanksgiving … for everyday!

Visitors to this site from United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28, 2013. However, thanksgiving is a universal theme rather than just a holiday in one country.  This video, featuring Brother David, a highly-respected Benedictine monk, author and...

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