It was through the Blessed Virgin Mary that Jesus came into the world, and it is also through her that he must reign in the world.
– St. Louis de Montfort
I am the Mother of God and Queen of Peace....BVM, Medjugorje, October 12, 1981
There could be no better way to start the new year than to honor Our Blessed Mother,the Mother of God and Queen of Peace.
"Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had prepared her, the Father found the dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among men. In this sense the Church's Tradition has often read the most beautiful texts on wisdom in relation to Mary. Mary is acclaimed and represented in the liturgy as the "Seat of Wisdom." — Catechism of the Catholic Church 721
"Dear children, today, the first day of the New Year, I invite all of you to live the messages which I give you. You know, dear children, that because of you, I have stayed here this long in order to teach you to walk on the road to holiness. Therefore, dear children, pray constantly, and live all the messages which I give you. I do it with a great love for God ~ and for you." BVM, Medjugorje, January 1, 1987
You have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator. Col 3:9-10
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new. 2 Cor 5:17
Our Lady calls us today to live her messages anew, for she knows that are the key to the spiritual gifts we so desire, an abiding peace and happiness, a spirit of love.
As Our Lady gave her humble "yes" to God, today we pray that we give our "yes" to living the messages of prayer, peace, penance and fasting.
On this feast of Mary, the Mother of God, let us recommit ourselves to her messages and her plan of salvation.