AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
On January 1st, while much of the world is busy making New Year’s resolutions and recovering from the excessive partying of the night before, the Catholic Church celebrates the solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God. This is a perfect and fitting way to begin the new year and calls to mind the Blessed Mother’s importance in salvation history. In His infinite wisdom, the Savior chose to enter the world by requesting the cooperation of a humble creature. He didn’t have to do this, but He did. In the upcoming year, let’s all resolve to grow closer to Mary. By doing so, we will also grow closer to her Son, Jesus!
Wishing you all a blessed and holy 2012. Thank you for all of your support and prayers over the past year. I’m looking forward to continuing our walk on the road that leads to Jesus Christ and our eternal salvation!
In Jesus and Mary,