Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A blessed New Year's Eve, literally

I went to church last night and discovered we were having Benediction at 9 PM. A perfect way to end the year. (That Catholic Encyclopedia article is 100 years old but the ceremony is the same; apparently Bugnini never got to it.)

"Are you going to stay up till midnight?" I asked Fr. John. "I hope not!" said he. And I didn't either, but look, the new year came anyway. :) Father told me to offer my prayers in thanksgiving for all the graces received in the last year, which was about the easiest penance ever as there have been so many, it's ridiculous.

Happy new year to you all!