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    • Reflection for Thursday November 22, 2018: Thanksgiving Day (USA).. 

      Whitney, Tamora (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2018)
      Today is the feast day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. It's said that on her wedding day she sang in her heart to the Lord, and she was able to retain her virginity and convert her new husband to Christianity. ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2007: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Kestermeier, Chas, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      Thanksgiving is usually a time of celebrating our abundance, of setting aside a special day to remember where that abundance actually comes from and to give thanks to our God for it. Sometimes we even reflect on how God ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2007: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Bergman, Roger (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2007)
      Everyday that God allows us to live upon this earth, we realize that it's a day of thanksgiving. We look back over our lives, and see the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. As we reflect, it's important to ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 22, 2012: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Dilly, Barbara (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2012)
      |Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. is a celebration of a good country, like the one we read about in Deuteronomy 8. Most of us will sit down to an abundant feast and give thanks before we eat our fill. But few of us will say ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 23, 2006: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2006)
      In the United States on this day we pause in our lives for a secular holy day, a thanksgiving for our many personal and collective bounties. Sharing time with family and friends and reflecting at some level on the blessings ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.). 

      Morse, Edward (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017)
      |Today in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday devoted to feasting and remembrance. In days past, when all were connected more closely to the production of our food, the blessings of a good harvest were ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 24, 2005: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Heaney, Robert (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2005)
      "It is right to give him thanks . . ." Introduction to Preface at Mass.|Thanksgiving came early for me this year. I was in Toronto on Canada's Thanksgiving Day (second Monday in October) and attended Mass at St. Michael's ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 24, 2011: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      O'Reilly, Daniel Patrick (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2011)
      Today's scripture readings seem to be about blessings and giving thanks. In Sirach, the writer calls us to "bless the God of all". The psalmist proclaims, "every day will I bless you" and "let all your works give you thanks, ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 25, 2004: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Cherney, Mike (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2004)
      Thank you is not an easy thing to say. I think back to the trick-or-treaters at Halloween. For the first hour or two, nearly every parent needed to prompt his or her child with "What do you say?" Only at a time well into ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 25, 2010: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Tinley, Susan (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2010)
      The initial celebration of Thanksgiving in the United States is often thought to have occurred in 1641 in what is the state of Maine. Many historians say that was not the initial celebration but traditionally we picture ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 1998: Thanksgiving. 

      Gillick, Larry, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1998)
      "Now bless the God of all Who has done wonderful things on earth." This verse sets the tone for the eucharistic celebration here on the Creighton campus this Thanksgiving Day.||In the second reading we hear Paul giving ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Mahowald, Paul (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2009)
      HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY! This greeting is common all over the USA today as families gather to celebrate the holiday. This special day commemorates the pre-colonial event when the pilgrims landed safely on the shores of the ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 26, 2015: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Zaborowski, Joseph (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
      The word "thanks" is mentioned more than once in today's readings. Certainly these are appropriate for Thanksgiving Day. Today's holiday has meant more to me as the years have passed. It has become somewhat a forgotten and ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 27, 2003: Thanksgiving Day /USA. 

      Pedersen, Cathy Weiss (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2003)
      "And now, bless the God of all, who has done wondrous things on earth, who fosters people's growth from their mother's womb." (Sir 50: 22)|Thanksgiving/USA: Lots of turkey, pumpkin pies and other good foods; brisk cool ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 27, 2008: Thanksgiving Day. 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J. (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2008)
      Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation! It is from your goodness that we gather today in this United States of America to give you thanks and praise for the blessings you have showered upon us.||We thank you for this ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 27, 2014: 34th week in Ordinary Time, Thanksgiving Day (USA). 

      Purcell, Tom (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
      Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States.  Other countries and cultures also have annual or seasonal celebrations during which they publicly express their gratitude for good fortune.  In the U.S. this is a day when ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 28, 2002: Thanksgiving Day. 

      Laquer, Brigid Quinn (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2002)
      We celebrate Thanksgiving today in the United States. The readings the US Bishops have chosen for our Thanksgiving Masses may seem at first to be in total contrast with the readings that will be read elsewhere today, but ...
    • Reflection for Thursday, November 28, 2013: Thanksgiving Day (U.S.A.). 

      Brock, Mary Lee (University Ministry, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2013)
      Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. A holiday built around gratitude. Families and friends gather together to enjoy good food and time together. Weeks before the holiday the grocery stores abound with the ...