Blessings In the New Year

As we do each and every New Year’s, tonight we chant the Te Deum in the chapel, thanking Him for the blessings of the past year and anticipating His Will and blessings in the coming new year.
Let’s begin 2018 under the patronage and protection of the Most Holy Virgin Mother of God. The Church is so wise in placing this central dogma of our faith at the beginning of each year, for we can rest secure when we rest safely in Her motherly arms, next to the Infant Jesus.

Here are the monks of Solemnes chanting the Te Deum. Enjoy!

May all the blessings and love of Our Lord and His Virgin Mother be yours in the coming year!

Blessed New Year

Merry Christmas!  That’s right, it’s still Christmas, in fact, it’s the Octave Day of the celebration of Our Lord’s Birth.  Of course, it’s also New Year’s Day, and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.  You may be wondering why today’s feast has such importance (it’s a holy day of obligation) and why we celebrate it on New Year’s Day.  Jimmy Akin wrote a very informative piece about it in the National Catholic Register yesterday, which you can read here.

As we mentioned yesterday, it has been our tradition to chant the Te Deum after Mass on January 1st, thanking God for the gift of a new year.  We hope you enjoy this video featuring the monks of Solesmes chanting the Te Deum.

May God fill you with blessings and graces throughout the new year!