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For my part, for the Extraordinary Form (it isn’t the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God), on this Octave of Christmas (olim Feast of the Circumcision) I spoke about Anna the Prophetess who appears in Luke 2. As we look to a new year, full of hope, we don’t know what will happen. Anna was a widow of 80+ years, and so she was either 84 when the little Lord was brought to the temple or 105 or so. Life threw her a curve. We make plans but we don’t know what will happen. God disposes our lives and He knows us better than we know ourselves. Anna persevered in prayer and service in the temple. She is our good example. We must take care of our temples, keeping them pure, in good order, improving always and full of prayer: the temple that is our church, the family home and our soul, temple of the Holy Spirit. During the rest of the Christmas cycle through Candlemas, the Feast of the Purification of Mary, remember Anna and how she persevered. She was there when the Lord came to the Temple on that 40th day after Christmas., After she had made her plan, God put her on a new course. Take stock of your situation now, in your church, your home and your soul for the next month, to determine their purity, good order, how they are to be improved. Ask Anna to intercede with God to help you take stock as this new year of salvation begins.