Monday, February 22, 2021

Welcome to the Church, Quartus!

There's a new little Christian in town!  Yesterday, the youngest of our 17 grandchildren officially entered into the Body of Christ through the sacrament of Baptism.  He was, as his oldest brother (5-year-old Junior) said, "very brave."  He didn't cry a bit, even when the water was poured over his head, and he was his usual adorable self throughout the proceedings. 

What a beautiful thing to witness, and how blessed we feel to be living close enough to be present for these momentous occasions in our grandchildren's lives.

I haven't named this newest Pearl (who has not just two but three beautiful saints' names) here at the blog yet; but his daddy took four years of Latin in high school, and he used to joke about naming his children Primus, Secondus, Tertius, Quartus, Quintus (as in First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth)...so since this almost 4-month-old little guy is the fourth-born in a line-up of four boys, I hereby dub him "Quartus."



There was a lovely family party afterward at Quartus's house.  His parents made the cutest bunting to hang as a decoration, with pictures of his adorable little noggin sporting priestly headgear, and his mom joked to me that she hoped it would be used at his ordination party someday.  (Is that a good Catholic mama, or what?)

It was a grand day all around.  Welcome to the Church, Quartus!

(Now head on over to Rosie's--to see what's shaking, and well, just because it's time for a Just Because Link-Up!)



14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness that bunting is amazing!!! Congratulations to all!

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    1. I know, isn't it the cutest?! I have the most creative daughters-in-law!

      Thanks, Rosie!

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  2. Oh Baptisms are my favorite. They always make me teary. Congratulations to you all and welcome to the church little dude!

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    1. Thanks, Madeline! I'm the same--Baptisms are so awesome.

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  3. So sweet! God bless this little one. I also am in awe of the bunting!!

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  4. Great photos! Congratulations to your family.

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  5. That is the cutest! Congratulations!!!

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  6. Congratulations! I don't know how you keep all 17 names straight, let along 17 additional blog names!

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    1. It's hard keeping the birthdays straight. This year, I had one of those personalized calendars printed off, with pictures and all the important family dates noted--a copy for us and one for each of our married kids, too. There is too much to remember these days. Now we have all the birthdays and anniversaries at a glance. :)

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