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Offering thanksgiving

Offering thanksgiving

| Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board | November 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

When President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a federal holiday in 1863, the United States was embroiled in the Civil War. And yet the language employed by our 16th president in his proclamation that year was rich in its imagery of unity among people and gratitude toward God, as he encouraged every one of his fellow citizens to observe this “Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”

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Striving for unity in all seasons

Striving for unity in all seasons

| Deacon Gordon Bird | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The robust, seasonal fluctuations we now experience come with celebrations and holidays — both secular and religious. As we press on in November, making adjustments to colder weather patterns, we honor veterans, celebrate Thanksgiving and, with a Catholic slant, prepare for a new liturgical year via Advent.

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The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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U of M researchers,  faith experts explain  why gratitude is good for body and soul

U of M researchers, faith experts explain why gratitude is good for body and soul

| November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Research has shown that saying “thank you” does more good than one might think.

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The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

The ones who won’t be home for the holidays

| December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

This season sparkles with joy. We open our homes to family and friends, greeting each other at wreath-decked doors under twinkling lights.

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Thanksgiving: A unique holiday for a uniquely diverse nation

Thanksgiving: A unique holiday for a uniquely diverse nation

| November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What does Thanksgiving really mean to you? Is it just a really big dinner, or is there something more about it that maybe you’ve forgotten?

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Society’s chef stays cool as cucumber turning out 4,500 meals daily

Society’s chef stays cool as cucumber turning out 4,500 meals daily

| Nancy Wiechec | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris Hoffman is cooking for 4,500 guests this holiday season, yet he’s cool as a cucumber.

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The season to be grateful

The season to be grateful

| Father William J. Byron SJ | November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is the thanks-saying, thanks-doing, thanksgiving season. It begins in late November and runs through Christmas. In the United States, Thanksgiving Day is a secular feast, although many religious congregations mark it with special services and prayers.

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Giving thanks by giving food

Giving thanks by giving food

| Bridget Ryder | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

13-year-old foodie fighting Hodgkin lymphoma uses wish to feed others

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We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

We are a Eucharistic people, a people of gratitude

| November 20, 2014

One of my father’s favorites was Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig, who played first base for the New York Yankees for 17 seasons. He was renowned as a hitter, finishing his batting career with an average of .340, including 493 home runs and 1,995 runs batted in (RBIs). He was a six-time World Series champion and was twice named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. He was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939.

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Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

Not just feeding the hungry, but feeding the spirit

| Kathy Tomlin | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s easy to forget those for whom a meal is a basic need, those who struggle to put food on the table every day of the year.

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Local restaurant offers free Thanksgiving dinners

Local restaurant offers free Thanksgiving dinners

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Bierstube restaurant, which has locations in Oakdale and White Bear Lake, is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. Between noon and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, dinner will be provided for those who wish to celebrate but find it difficult for various reasons. All are welcome.

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