Here's the first entry for 2011.
...when...we say, "Have mercy on me, a sinner," God secretly answers every petition with, "Child, your sins are forgiven." And...when we pray, we do not differ from the saints, the blessed, and the martyrs.
- The Way of a Pilgrim, Helen Bacovcin, trans.
I elided a little to find the jewel in the lotus, as it were.