The Baptism of Jonah Daniel Kirby

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Jonah's baptism took place on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton, New Hampshire. The gracious pastor of the parish, Father Maurice Larochelle was present. I used, for the first time in my priesthood, the traditional rite of Baptism for Infants, as given in Father Weller's splendid Roman Ritual.


"Jonah Daniel, I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."


After the Rite of Baptism, we all turned toward the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, to consecrate and entrust Jonah Daniel to her.


Back at the house. The icon of the Mother of God is in the Kirby family's kitchen.


gracias padre mark
por compartir con nosotros su alegria y su familia..

que bendicion tan grande
bautisar al pequeno
jonah daniel en el rito tradicional y la bendicion de la consagracion ala madre de dios..
dios permitiera que todos los ninos gozaran de tan grande don..

I mistook the water drops for crystal rosary beads - a very joyful mystery unfolding.
It must have been a great pleasure and privilege to baptize Jonah Daniel. He is a beautiful child.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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