Fr. Phil Wolfe FSSP baptizes Blaise Christopher
Torrents of grace were flowing over our family this morning from the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Thanks be to God. Our new son Blaise Christopher was baptized into Christ this morning. He didn't make a peep. Quiet and sweet the whole time.
Joy also received the traditional "churching of women," a ritual which thanks God for the mother's safe delivery, charges her to educate her children by word and deed, and blesses her in this maternal vocation. The rite derives from the ancient Jewish liturgy of the "purification of mothers," a rite that the Blessed Virgin Mary received according to Saint Luke (the feast is for Mary's purification at the Temple is still kept on February 2).
After the Churching of Women, Father Wolfe then consecrated Blaise to the Immaculate Mary and enrolled him and everyone into the Miraculous Medal. It was a wonderful morning.
A special thanks to our family, to Blaise's godparents Jordan and Desarae Low, to Father Phil Wolfe, and to the Blessed and Undivided Trinity for entering into the soul of our son.
Blaise receives the Sacred Chrism
Joy receives "Churching of Women"
at the altar rail before a statue
of the Immaculate Conception
Please say a prayer for the little guy and for us that we might be worthy parents and raise him to love Christ with all his heart, mind, soul, and strength, and his neighbor as well.
ad Jesum per Mariam,
PS: It was the most beautiful baptism that I have ever attended. Do you want me to upload a video of it?