Happy New Year! ~ Merry Christmas, Day 8


Image Credit: All Creation Rejoices, mosaic by Fr. Marko Rupnik for JP II Shrine in Washington, DC,

shamelessly pinched from Flickr page of Lawrence OP

To read:  A piece on acedia, to help with New Year's resolutions. 

Part 1 of Msgr. Pope's assessment of last year's lessons

Cardinal Newman on Theotokos

St. Augustine suggests if you want to heal corrupt times, you might try concentrating a bit more locally: 

Bad times! Troublesome times! This men are saying. Let our lives be good; and the times are good. We make our times; such as we are, such are the times.