Family Traditions

About the Catholic Family Traditions
  • Baptism: I Thirst For You


    Catacombs of San Callisto: baptism in a 3rd-century painting

    Drip. Drip. Drip.  It is early morning and the steady dripping rhythm followed by a final gurgle comforts us.  The dripping of water through a filter of coffee grounds starts our morning.  Many of us even have an addiction to the consumption of this rich brown flavored water.  How could we possibly manage without that first warm cup of caffeine? Or that awakening shower?

    Drip. Gurgle. Patter. Swish. Splash. Whoosh. Gulp. Gargle. These are other sounds of water that we are most likely to hear in our day.  We can’t escape water; the world surface is about 71% water.  In fact, the human body contains about  65% water.  Water refreshes and cleanses us; it is a sign of life.  A lack of water is barren, a desert, a sign of  poverty. more...

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