Happy New Year!

mary solemnityToday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.  “The young Jewish girl goes to the stone synagogue in Nazareth. She offers devotions in the small women’s section adjacent to the main prayer hall.  In chorus with other congregants, the girl recites psalms and absorbs their lessons: ‘Abandon yourself to God.'”  (Sullivan, Robert. “A Meditation on Mary.” Lifebooks Mary, Blessed are You Among Women. November 28, 2014. Vol. 14, No. 20: Page 10.)