Happy New Year, everyone!
2016 was certainly an interesting year, wasn't it? It was sort of ironic, in the sense that on the one hand, we celebrated the Year of Mercy, and yet there was so much chaos and discord. Of course, maybe that's why we needed the Year of Mercy, to get us through the chaos in one piece.
It looks like we all survived pretty well, so we can only hope that 2017 will bring us new and better things. One thing I'm really looking forward to is the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. How exciting it will be as we head toward May 13! HERE+ is a beautiful site put together by EWTN in anticipation of the celebration, and I hope you give yourself a chance to look it through. It's very thorough, and the graphics are great!
All of this makes me think a bit about this coming year and how I should conduct myself as the year moves forward. I know I want to be healthier, both in body and in mind. I want to be a better friend, a better daughter, a better Catholic. I want to pray more, pray better, be more generous and kind to others. I want to blog more, too! I've been sort of an infrequent blogger here, and I sometimes get so caught up in my regular job that I forget to add to this blog! Silly me!
I pray for all of you, too, and I really hope that you all have a beautiful, peaceful, holy, wonderful 2017. I want you to prosper, to befriend, to develop your minds and souls, and to be happy. I'm so grateful for your readership, and I hope that I'll continue to bring things that are interesting and thought provoking. I've been really political these days, and I want to use this year to find other things to talk about, too. After all, politics are only one sector of life, and while they are important, there are much more important things to focus on.
And the Holy Father.
And so many other things.
So have a very happy 2017, and let us all pray to Bl. Jacinta and Bl. Francisco, and of course to our Blessed Mother, that this year will be fruitful, just, and beautiful.
See you soon!
witty; cunning; crafty
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