Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mary, Mother of Jesus

Madonna in prayer by Sassoferrato

We start this year with a special feast in honor of Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of God, and Mother of us all. January 1st, since 1968 has also been considered as the World Day of Peace, and I dedicate this year to the Blessed Mother as she blesses us with her protection and love. May she always protect our families, those still hurting with recent tragedies, those who lost loved ones, and those who seem lost or disoriented in life. As she knows the pain and anguish of losing a child, may we look towards her for direction, for motivation, and consolation.

Madonna and child by Sassoferrato

May Mary, the Queen of Peace and her Son, the Prince of Peace bless the world with peace and harmony, the poor with care and prosperity, the despairing with hope and confidence, the grieving with comfort and gladness, the oppressed with freedom and deliverance, the suffering with solace and relief.

Wishing every visitor to this blog, a healthy and peace-filled 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year Father Julian!! I look forward to more of your blog posts in 2013!!