thanksgiving

Encountering the Word — Philemon 1:4-6

Photography © by Andy Coan

A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ.” (Philemon […]

Cultivating Gratitude

The other morning I woke up with a Scripture verse on repeat in my head.  At first I couldn’t place it, but then I realized it was from Christ’s encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well,  “If you knew the gift of God…” (John 4:10). I had been talking the night before to a friend who recently had close […]

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln. But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday?  Because it was clear to him that the blessings of […]

Thanksgiving and the Eucharist

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

For Americans, the term “Thanksgiving” conjures up images of turkey and cranberry sauce, parades and bowl games.  These “traditions” have come to mark an event made a perpetual institution of American life by President Abraham Lincoln. But why did Lincoln proclaim the last Thursday in November as a national holiday?  Because it was clear to him that the blessings of […]

Encountering the Word — Philemon 1:4-6

Photography © by Andy Coan

“I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and all the saints, and I pray that the sharing of your faith may promote the knowledge of all the good that is ours in Christ.” (Philemon 1:4-6) If you liked this scripture […]