-- Letters 739; O. XV, p. 143
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
We must begin the year with Christ and His most holy mother. So today, with all the affection I can muster, I have recourse to the Son and the mother; O Jesus, fill our hearts with Your divine name, so that Your gentle kindness may influence all our senses and perfume all our actions. O glorious name which the mouth of the Divine Father pronounced from all eternity, be ever written in our souls. Since you are our Savior, we will be eternally saved. Virgin Mary, who among all human creatures pronounced this name of salvation for the first time, inspire us to use it profitably, so that all that is in us may rejoice in that salvation which your Child brought us.