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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Meals, Grace at
(Latin: gratios, thanksgiving)
Prayers said before and after meals, a custom common to all Christians. The prayers implore the divine blessing upon the food and upon those who are to partake of it, and express gratitude to God for the food, which is His gift.
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Entry for 'Meals, Grace at'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/m/meals-grace-at.html. 1910.