Friends of the Rosary:
We rejoice by celebrating Thanksgiving today. As Christians following the True Faith, we must always be grateful to the Lord Jesus because we live for Him.
The lack of gratefulness is an offense, as we don’t recognize His glory and what He did in the Cross for each one of us.
And a historic note. The first Thanksgiving in the U.S. was actually a Catholic celebration. Over five decades before the Mayflower, a group of Spanish colonists celebrated Mass and had a feast with native Timucuans in what would become the oldest settlement in the U.S. — St. Augustine, Florida.
In addition, a group of colonists settled at Santa Fe, along with Franciscan missionaries, held Mass, and a great feast with the natives followed.
Moreover, hundreds of towns established by the Spaniards in the New World celebrated Thanksgiving masses.
The U.S. was Catholic before arrival of the Puritans. The first Thanksgiving was Catholic.
Let’s properly write history while giving thanks to God for His boundless gifts.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York