The solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is the oldest Marian feast in the Western calendar. The fact that it now coincides with the Octave Day of Christmas and New Year’s Day is suggestive. You will find I have written about it quite often in this blog. This morning, however, the community merely wishes to ask a blessing on the year ahead and on all our readers, supporters and benefactors. May the new life brought to us at Christmas be yours in abundance.