Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The afternoon sun streams gently through the stained glass windows, leaving puddles of jewel-toned light here and there among the pews. The smell of incense lingers in the air from Mass, and all the members of the family pause and inhale it deeply as they quietly and reverently enter the Sanctuary. Older children help little children dip their fingers in the holy water fonts, signs of the cross are devoutly made, and the crowd of loved ones spends a few moments in silent prayer, kneeling before the Tabernacle, waiting for the baptism to begin.
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