Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain
Heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Angels and Archangels may have gathered there
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air
But only his mother in her maiden bliss
Worshiped the Beloved with a kiss.
(Christina Rossetti)

January 1 is the solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. On the octave of Christmas and the beginning of a new civil year, we remember that the Child she gave birth to is the King of heaven and earth forever. Mary is our Blessed Mother as the years diminish and eternity comes closer.

Let us pray:
Father, source of light in every age, the virgin conceived and bore your Son who is called Wonderful God, Prince of Peace.
May her prayer, the gift of a mother's love, be your people's joy through all ages.
May her response, born of a humble heart, draw your Spirit to rest on your people.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters wish you a blessed New Year, full of the peace and joy that only God can give!

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