Tuesday, November 23, 2010
THANKSGIVING AND JUBILARIANS 2010
While these monks have celebrated their jubilees at various times of the year, the community celebrates them on Thanksgiving day. A good day to give thanks for their many years of service to God, the community and the world. Most of the monks who have assignments in parishes or missions are home this week.
Today the seminarians are leaving for home for the Thanksgiving holidays and will return on Sunday, November 28.
We are having our regular four year visitation this week and it will conclude tomorrow. Abbot Justin DuVall from St. Meinrad Archabbey, Father Charles Reichenbacher from Marmion Abbey and Father Matthew Clark from St. Joseph Abbey were our visitators. According to the Constitutions of the Swiss-American Congregation of Benedictines, we are to have such a visitation every four years.
Let us all give thanks this week and especially on Thanksgiving day for all the gifts we have received from God, as well as for our families, friends and others with whom we live and work.
My prayers and best wishes to you. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.