January 1: the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. On this day, we are reminded of the role that the Blessed Virgin played in the plan of our salvation. Christ's Birth was made possible by Mary's fiat: "Be it done unto me according to Thy word."
|An icon of the Theotokos, the Mother of God.|
Egg tempera on wood, Central Russia, mid-1800's
O Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!
Latin Mass Community Council