In the Church Calendar, January 1st marks the Feast Day of Mary the Mother of God. May the words that Mary spoke to Saint Juan Diego give you comfort and hope during this new year.
"Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
(Words of Our Lady to Juan Diego)