November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving Day, (Luminous Mysteries) | Prayer for the innocents in Gaza and Israel

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today, the dioceses of the United States celebrate Thanksgiving Day as a sign of American unity and thanksgiving to God who has given us great gifts.

In 1621, colonists in New England gave communal thanks and praise to God for his abundant mercies and blessings. This became a tradition and in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln instituted Thanksgiving Day as a legal holiday.

He wanted Americans to celebrate the holiday as a sign of unity and thanksgiving to God, “as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

There is no American holiday that so closely resembles the sacrament of the Eucharist — which means Thanksgiving.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel A. |, New York