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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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At the Council of Trent, the subject was raised whether it was correct to refer to the unconsecrated elements of bread and wine as “immaculata hostia” (spotless victim) and “calix salutaris” (chalice of salvation) in the offertory prayers. Likewise the legitimacy of the making the sign of the cross over the elements after the Eucharistic consecration was discussed.
— Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.

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Day 7: The Challenge of Thanking God for all our Blessings
published 26 November 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

What you will read now is part of a series of 100 spiritual challenges. Each blog can be viewed separately, but for maximum benefit a reader needs to start with the introductory blog of November 18, 2011, and then continue step by step. Day One begins on Sunday, November 20, 2011.
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Day Seven: The Challenge of Thanking God All Day

Scripture: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” (Psalm 100:4)

Dr. Ronda’s example: Since Day Seven for me fell on Thanksgiving Day, I could thank God for Thanksgiving Day. I recalled that some billionaire donated money to have a chapel for Thanksgiving in a Mall in Texas. I enjoyed the Thanksgiving hymn sung at the Mass and remembered that Eucharist means thanksgiving. I actually felt a little sadness to be leaving this theme for the next one which you will see is more challenging in certain respects.

Your examples of the challenge of thanking God all day long:

Prayer: At the end of this whole week of responding to the challenge to be grateful, dear Lord, I feel so blessed. Guardian angel, will you remind me to continue this practice every day, one step at a time, for the rest of my life?

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