Today, November 28th, THANKSGIVING DAY is celebrated across many parts of the world. In some countries, it is a national holiday, as in the United States.
This date is a chance to show gratitude to God for all the good things that befall us throughout the year. Families gather together, bow their heads in prayer and try to do a good deed to celebrate this day with a charitable spirit.
Becoming popular over the years, ‘Thanksgiving’ is not a religious holiday, and it is embraced by everyone, regardless of creed. This year, THANKSGIVING DAY coincides with the liturgical feast of Saint Catherine Labouré, who, in 1830, was blessed with the apparitions of Mary Immaculate to which we owe the Miraculous Medal.
May we always be eternally grateful to God for the blessings received and rejoice to be Vincentians! May our Lord bless the Vincentian works, the fellow members and volunteers, the employees of our different branches and social works, as well as the needy people assisted and the benefactors who help us undertake the work of our Society.
“For every creation of God is good, and nothing that is received with thanksgiving should be rejected, because it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer” (1 Timothy 4, 4-5).