Friday, November 29, 2013

A Catholic Thanksgiving

Lately, I have been watching Michael Voris' Thanksgiving specials, which have focused on what Thanksgiving means for Catholics. I was shocked to learn many things that I didn't know before, so, I have taken some notes, or, more like direct quotes from Michael Voris that I would like to share with everyone.

1. For Catholics, Thanksgiving has a deep meaning, and is very different from the American meaning of Thanksgiving.

  • Catholics celebrate Thanksgiving every day of the year because Thanksgiving has more than one meaning; the popular sense, and the spiritual sense. 
  • The word Eucharist literally means 'Thanksgiving.' 
  • For Catholics, there is a spiritual warfare surrounding the deeper sense of Thanksgiving.  Long before any Pilgrims or Puritans began the custom of a Thanksgiving meal, Catholics were already far out in front by close to 1,600 years. 

2. Who was the first disciple to receive the Eucharist?

  • A: The first disciple, Mary, the Mother of God. Mary received the Eucharist before it had even been instituted. She received the Eucharist in her womb. That was 33 years before it was instituted by Christ.
So, always be thankful every time you receive Christ's precious gift to us all, his real presence in the Eucharist; instituted so that he could remain with us after his ascension into Heaven.

Thanks to Michael Voris, S.T.B., for reminding me about this precious gift we can receive every day of our lives as Catholics.

God Bless you all,


P.S. The photos reflect a little of what comes to my mind when I think of the word Thanksgiving.

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