Friday, January 1st
“At the beginning of a new year, the Church invites us to contemplate Mary’s divine maternity as an icon of peace.” — Pope Francis
We close out the Christmas octave—the eight days
following the birth of Christ—with a day honoring Mary as the Mother of God. Take time to read about the Mother of God today.
“With his Mother’s flesh God clothed himself, / Since from Virginity he was made man.” — Prudentius, Hymn of the Divinity of Christ, 435-436
January 1 is also the World Day of Peace. There are a number of prayers for peace to choose from—pray one today.
Visit the US Catholic bishops’ Action Center today to find out ways you can advocate for peace around the world.