On this Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, we hail her, who gave birth to the King who rules heaven and earth forever, It is through her that we have been bestowed with the grace of eternal salvation. Her fiat paved the way for God's love to become manifest in our midst in Emmanuel - "God With Us" - her son and our Lord Jesus Christ. May she intercede for us before the throne of our Father so that we may be found worthy of receiving the author of life.
May this New Year's Eve be safe, peaceful and filled with joy ... and may the New Year of 2014 be filled with joy and hope and lead us to peace. Happy New Year to all.