This week the nation celebrates what might justifiably be called the greatest of all the Civil Holidays; Thanksgiving. When Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving, he rightly drew our attention to where we might find blessings. Battles still raged across the land when Lincoln wrote "I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."
To thank God when the world seemed bent on bloodshed and death when the fabric of society had been torn asunder and when the outcome still seemed so much in doubt was a testimony to the faith of those who headed this call, as much as it was to the man who made it.
We live in a time of great plenty; the poorest amongst us have plenty to eat and warm beds within to sleep. God, the Father, showers His blessing among us, and we ought to render thanks to Him. Gratitude often helps us see the true value of something. It opens eyes, clarifies confusion, and sets one on a new and better path.
Notably, we give thanks to all who have provided for St. Dom's over the years, for those who have gifted us with out of excess and in many cases, their need, and for those who have only a tenuous connection and yet found a reason to support the good work of the school. Most of all we thank Jesus Christ who inspired this school, St. Dominic Academy.
Pax et Bonum,
P.S. Questions, cares, comments or concerns are always welcome!
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Through study, prayer, community, and service, Saint Dominic Academy teaches its students the truth of life so that they may set the world afire.