December 29, 2017
do we live out the message of Christmas in the New Year, rather than pack it
away with the ornaments?
year the Octave Day of Christmas falls on the first day of the New Year, on
which we also celebrate the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of
open heart and courageous "yes" to God show us how to live
year-round—with hearts open to the Lord, following where He leads. We are
called to place our trust in Him, to enter compassionately into the suffering
of others, and to love one another as Christ loves us. Like Our Blessed Mother
welcomed Jesus, we are called to cherish and protect the gift of human life, at
every stage and in every circumstance.
way to live out the message of Christmas and follow Our Lady's example is to
join 9 Days for Life, a digital pilgrimage of prayer and charitable action.
U.S. Catholic bishops invite you to join thousands of Catholics nationwide from
Thursday, January 18 – Friday, January 26.
today at www.9daysforlife.com!
McGuire is Assistant Director of Education and Outreach for the USCCB
Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. For more information on the bishops'
pro-life activities, please visit www.usccb.org/prolife.