From Steven and I here at Damsel of the Faith blog, we wish all of our readers a happy and holy New Year! As my pastor reminded me today, Happy 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, as well. Let us continue to pray that the Consecration of Russia happens soon, for it is very late and God is much offended with the state of the Church and the world.
Give thanks to God for all the blessing received this past year. Te Deum Laudamus!
“It would be a monstrous ingratitude to receive daily many blessings of the Divine goodness, and not to acknowledge your gratitude, if not in deeds, at any rate, in words and canticles. Besides that, if this gratitude is due to Him, it is no less advantageous to ourselves. God has no need of us, but we have every need of Him. The thanksgiving which we offer to Him adds nothing to what He is, but it helps us to love Him more, and to repose a greater confidence in Him. For if the remembrance of benefits we have received from men induces us to love them more, there can be no doubt that, meditating on the graces which Almighty God has showered upon us, we should naturally feel more desire to love Him, more prompt to obey Him.” ~St. John Chrysostom
~Damsel of the Faith