Saturday, September 5, 2015

Holding Benedict

It was an honor for me holding a three-hour old newborn baby, Benedict Paul Lappe, born to Scout and Justin Lappe, bursting into the world at St Charles Hospital here in Bend yesterday morning, September 4th. The Lappes welcomed Benedict Paul who now joins the other 4 children, Peter, Lucy, John and Gianna. Scout coordinates our baptisms here in our parish, and it's such a blessing to see babies being given Christian names. 
The Lappes at an Easter family photo
The name of Benedict may have come to a surprise to many, just as it was a surprise when Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger chose the same name as the Pope following St John Paul in 2005. But I'm glad it's becoming more popular, just as Paul is, the patron Saint of my home-country of Malta, where he was shipwrecked in 60 AD. Welcome to the world Benedict Paul! Congratulation Scout and Justin!

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