Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving Thanks

Give thanks,
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 time of Thanksgiving, let us remember to give thanks to God for all He has given us, and give thanks to all those who have done good things for us. It is our Catholic duty to give thanks for all we have received. 

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. 


  1. Hello,
    I'm editing some writing that refers to "the Boston seminary," but it seems that there are 3 seminaries in Boston, none of which go by the title referenced. The only things I can find about "the Boston seminary" per se, is on your blog and in very old books that seem to suggest that, while there had been a proposal for the Boston seminary, it ultimately failed to come into being. I'm really hoping you can help me to understand better. Is "the Boston seminary" just another way of referring to a seminary by a different name? this an official title for an institution? I'm hoping to obtain more concrete details/evidence (an address; a link to their website, should they have one; etc.)... Many thanks in advance for your assistance!

    1. The name of the seminary is Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and is in Boston Kentucky.