Holidays

Thanksgiving 2018
Posted on November 20, 2018
While it may be true that gratitude is not limited to Thanksgiving, it is Thanksgiving that provides us with a special opportunity to pause and reflect, to come together and to celebrate our blessings. To have the good...
Remembering and Giving Thanks
Posted on November 22, 2017
Giving thanks helps us to recognize, appreciate and be grateful for the people, things, blessings and challenges in our lives. When we express gratitude we open to love -- the love of God, the love of family, the love...
Prayer, Thanksgiving and Peace
Posted on November 21, 2016
Thanksgiving During the past year we have seen the worst of times in many ways: the international refugee crisis, racial disparity, the rise of drug addiction, the escalation of violence, political unrest, a nation...
Thanksgiving, 2015
Posted on November 25, 2015
Life is filled with hardship. We know about, and might even be people who experience acts of violence and terrorism, abuse and rejection, poverty and oppression ─ and the list can go on. Are we simply grateful to...
Live with an Attitude of gratitude
Posted on November 25, 2013
As Thanksgiving draws near I can’t help but think of a familiar cliché: “Live with an attitude of gratitude.” When I do that I find myself noticing the little things and seeing the good in every situation and person I...
Happy Thanksgiving
Posted on November 18, 2012
To give thanks seems such a simple thing to do. In fact, the German mystic Meister Eckhart is believed to have said, “If the only prayer you make is ‘thank you’ that will suffice.” What could be easier than that? Surely...
Thoughts from the Prioress on Thanksgiving
Posted on November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving Day has been an annual tradition in the United States since it was declared a national observance in 1863. Historically, this civil holiday was a religious observance to give thanks to God — a day to...