A very joyous and blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, declared truly Theotokos at the Council of Ephesus in 431. She bore the Person of Christ, Who dwells after His Incarnation in two natures, divine (eternal) and human (from the flesh of the Virgin). So rejoice that we all have a Mother, the type and exemplar of all mothers.
And, of course, we wish all our readers a very happy New Year, and may 2017 bring graces and blessings a-plenty, in whatever way God wills to send them.
Pax et gaudium Sancti Familii