|In his latest newsletter, Cardinal Tobin reflects on gratitude and the many gifts we receive|
|My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, November is often called Gratitude Month. It’s the time of year when we remember gratefully both the “next door saints” who generously share with us their selfless love, and those loved ones who have died. Saying thank you to women and men who have touched our lives and helped us be better persons is something we should do all year round, but it’s helpful to have a specific time during the year when we celebrate these special people (living and deceased) who are so important to us.One of the many special people that I remember during Gratitude Month is my predecessor as Archbishop of Indianapolis, Daniel M. Buechlein, OSB, who served the Church in central and southern Indiana for nearly 20 years, when complications from a serious stroke forced him to take early retirement.When I was appointed to succeed Archbishop Daniel about 13 months after he returned to Saint Meinrad Archabbey, his Benedictine monastery in southern Indiana, I was amazed at the solid foundation that he left me. Whenever we met, I tried to reassure him that my first priority was not to “screw it up.”|
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