January 1

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God,

our Lady’s greatest title

“Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time. For the first time in the plan of salvation and because his Spirit had prepared her, the Father found the dwelling place where his Son and his Spirit could dwell among us.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church 721