As a new year begins


The beginning of a new year is a good time to take stock and make plans and reslutions for the rest of the year.


As a new year begins it is good to stop and reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the one just beginning. In this meditation, following a custom of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, we:

  • Give thanks for the blessings of the past year, including the crosses God has sent us
  • Ask pardon for our many failings
  • Ask God to help us carry out our new year’s resolutions to grow in holiness