Thursday, January 1, 2015

Our Lady’s Blessing

Our Lady’s Blessing
May the Light of the Countenance
of my Little Child
ever shine on you.
May the perfection of His actions
be seen in all your works,
that nothing may be found
at the last day
but that for which you may be rewarded.
May His Sacred Heart
be your Refuge
when beset with temptation and
tried by affliction.
May you enter the Divine Heart of Jesus
through the pierced heart
of your Queen and your Mother.
May your last hour be
your best hour and
May the Names of Jesus and Mary
seal your lips till we meet
in Eternity.
-- From a framed, flowered picture hanging on my wall,
for who knows how long, from who knows where or whom.
I saw these words this morning, instead of just passing by them, as I have done for so many years.  They seemed an appropriate blessing for the start of this new year, and this feast day of Our Lady. 


  1. A Happy and Blessed New Year to you! God bless!

    1. And to you also, Fran. 2014 was a blessing of a year in so many ways, yet with the four loved ones in our small caregiver's support group dying in December (the last funeral will be Monday), it had a trying ending. In many ways, I look forward to an even better 2015.