There is no other image of the mystery of the Incarnation simpler than the image of the Mother with Jesus in her arms. She bears her Son from life to death.
In the same way, she promises to bear us especially when despair or are anxious. Mary is our Mother of Hope because we meet in the reflection of the Child’s eyes, thus we are able to reach out to Him and touch Him so He can dispense His mercy and forgiveness.
Through this Virtue of Hope, rooted in Faith, Mary brings us peace; inner peace, peace in our families; communal peace, global peace. May this New Year bring you a fresh hope, a new beginning of virtue; making this world a better place to receive Him.