Rite of the Elect


Yesterday was the first Sunday in Lent, when the Bishops greet those in their Diocese who are preparing for their baptism into the Catholic Church.

One year ago, I was one of the Elect, called by name at our Cathedral. I met our Bishop, and I signed my name in the book. There were prayers, and hymns. My family was there, my husband, my kids; my priest and a church friend standing in as sponsor.

The nervousness of being on display subsided with a calm I’ve only found through Jesus; that unfailing faith that only He can bring.


This decision was unwavering; the only one before or since.

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