Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Baptism Birthday

The 13 of April was the baptism birthday of Miss Ester.

We lit the baptism candle she received from Fr. Patrick 14 years ago.  We had a private baptism all those years ago while she was waiting for open heart surgery.  Our neighbors, Charles and Eleanor, were proxy godparents since we lived 120 miles from the closest family member, and we really could not have visitors around her, hoping to avoid an illness prior to surgery.

We gave her a copy of The Diary of Saint Gemma Galgani, her Confirmation saint.

We just celebrated the feast of St. Gemma on April 11, so we now have two beautiful saint books to add to our collection.

~  Patty  ~


  1. Beautiful!
    And how these years pass...

  2. Hi Patty! What a memory of your sick little one, and now she is such a big girl!
    I have the book about Gemma Galgani, she was from the same town in Italy as my mother-in-law. Seems like Lucca just breeds saints. She was an amazing woman.
    Looks like you had a great celebration :)


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