New Year’s Eve

[public domain]

Monks in a Cave, by François Marius Granet, First Half of 19th Century

“Only a few hours more – and this year too will come to an end and pass into history.
I too finish the year and await the new dawn with joy…
I go down on my knees before my God and,
recalling his kindness to me this year,
I humble myself in the dust and thank him with all my heart.”

St. John XXIII