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Some Babies Cry when a Cross Touches Their Forehead at Baptism: Why?

December 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Baptism, Fr. Bartunek, Sacraments

  Dear Father John, I like to ask you something. I am a protestant minister and I realized that sometimes when I have baptized a child they scream when I put a cross on their forehead and then calm down after they have been baptized. I just wonder what makes some babies cry when a cross touches their forehead?” This is an interesting question, especially since you have identified what seems to be a pattern in your own... Read More

Baptism

February 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Baptism, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

Baptism   Presence of God – O God, who without any merit on my part, have made me Your child, grant that my life may be worthy of this divine Sonship. MEDITATION The Church, like a mother anxious for the salvation of her children, and eager to rescue them from the slavery of Satan, to make them living temples of God, does not wait until a child is able to appreciate the value of Baptism, but hastens to confer it upon him... Read More

Who You Are: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Baptism

January 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Baptism, Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides, Sacraments

WHO YOU ARE: A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Who You Are: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Baptism is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org A deep crisis in our post-Christian culture is the loss of a sense of our identity, a kind of cultural and religious amnesia. To overcome that crisis, we need to rediscover the truth about who we are; we need to map our spiritual... Read More