"Love follows knowledge."
"Beauty above all beauty!"
– St. Catherine of Siena

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Personal Note: I Will Be A Godparent

This Sunday I will be a Godparent for the first time.  We will be part of my nephew's Christening.  He's five months old and must be the most beautiful baby I have ever seen.  I don't have a picture but I will after the Baptism.  And all the older relatives, such as my mother, claim he looks just like me when I was an infant.  No, I'm not looking for compliments, just stating the facts.  ;)  Anyway, please pray for the two of us. 

Oh and my gift to the little guy is this beautiful cross with a St. Anthony medal in the center.  The child's name is Antonio, so I thought it would be very appropriate.  I hope he treasures it for the rest of his life.

If you can't tell, that's St. Anthony holding the child Jesus in the center with the words "Saint Anthony Pray For Us" around the perimeter, and of course I have a matching gold chain to go with it.

May he grow in the faith, and now as his Godparent I have a responsibility in guiding him to it.  St. Anthony, pray for both of us.


  1. God Bless you and thank you for taking your responsibilities as a Godparent seriously. So many don't. Can't wait to see the pictures!

  2. It's such an honor to be asked to be a Godparent.

    Have a wonderful, blessed Christening day.

    Look forward to the pics!

  3. Congratulations and God bless Manny. Your nephew is one blessed little boy to have you to stand for him at his Baptism. Hope all is well with you and the family. Joyce

  4. Thank you all. We're all set for tomorrow.

    @TLW - And so nice to "see" you Joyce. Yes we are all well. I hope you and your family are too. Thank you for your kind wishes.

  5. It's a serious responsibility to be a godparent. Best wishes to the baby and to you.

  6. Congratulations! This is a wonderful honor.

  7. Thank you Jeanette and Kathy. It went well.

  8. Congratulation Manny and from the little that I know about you and long story short, I honestly believe that the parents made a very wise choice but I'll keep praying just the same. :)