NEW YEAR’S DAY 2016: Reflection for New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

by Jim Dinn Numbers 6:22-27 | Galatians 4:4-7 | Luke 2:16-21 At first glance the shepherds seem to be intruders who fill the frame of the gospel proclaimed on this feast of Mary, Mother of God. We encounter them in full stride, breathless, rushing through the dark countryside at the angel's bidding to see the … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S DAY 2016: Reflection for New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015: Reflection for New Year’s Day, World Day of Peace, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1

by Arturo Chavez Numbers 6:22-27 | Galatians 4:4-7 | Luke 2:16-21 Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart. (Lk 2:19) As we begin a new year, we turn to our Blessed Mother for a blessing. As our Lady of Peace, I'm sure she would use Moses' familiar words, "May God look upon you … Continue reading NEW YEAR’S DAY 2015: Reflection for New Year’s Day, World Day of Peace, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Jan. 1