It has been, as our Editorial Board noted, “a year of surprises,” but as always also a year of blessings. From the Board:
“It has been a remarkable year. For all of us at Our Sunday Visitor, the year began with the swift final illness and death of the longtime chair of our board of directors, Bishop John M. D’Arcy. Hardly had the shock of his passing sunk in when we awoke on Monday, Feb. 11, to the news that Pope Benedict XVI had announced his resignation, the first in more than several hundred years. Who would have imagined then that before the year was out his successor, Pope Francis, would become Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ and, more importantly, would revive the energy, enthusiasm and interest of so many of the Catholic faithful?”
From our family to yours, Our Sunday Visitor would like to wish you a very happy New Year. Have a blessed, exciting, wonderful 2014!
Jennifer Rey is the web editor of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing.