for every good deed and blessing,
regardless of size or value;
from the gift of life from Our Creator,
to the redeeming sacrifice of His Son, Our Lord,
or the sweetest fruits of the Holy Ghost,
that we may know, love and serve,
with all due charity toward our neighbors.
Give thanks for every gift,
and be thankful to be able to give.
In all things give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
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In this spirit, I want to thank all those who have donated much to the seminary in Boston, for the honor and glory of God, and for the benefit of the seminarians, so they may continue to discern the will of God.
There have been many who have given to this most sacred cause, and they deserve our thanks for their work and dedication. To the family that donated a whole cow's worth of beef to feed the seminarians, we give thanks. To those who donated money for the freezer for the beef, we give thanks. For those who continually give funds to keep the seminary running, we give thanks. For those who pray unceasingly for the seminarians, priests and lay workers in the fields of Our Lord, we give thanks.
Thank you, O Lord, for the gift of the good and generous souls, who make this world a better place by seeking to do Thy will. May we never lose our gratitude. May we never fail to express our gratitude, to Thee and to our neighbors.
Let us give thanks, for the greater honor and glory of God.