Sunday, December 21, 2003


Lately Davey's Mommy's blog has been positively Trappist in its simplicity; The Inn is baroque by comparison.

But. That is very much beside the point. If you visit it today you will find that Davey's Mommy is now Somebody Else's Mommy, too. The very best congratulations to her and her husband. And to Davey, too. Having brothers and sisters is a Good Thing.

It seems Somebody Else is going to be born in late August or early September. (Personally, I recommend August 24 as a very good day on which to be born.)

Go here now and say a prayer to St. Gerard for our sister and her new baby.
Or try this one:

Prayer For Safe Delivery

O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted Child of the Mother of God, enkindle within our hearts one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in your heart and made you an angel of love.

O Glorious Saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, you did bear, like your Divine Master, without murmur or complaint, the calumnies of wicked men, you have been raised up by God as the Patron and Protector of expectant mothers.

Preserve our sister from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which she now carries, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of baptism through Jesus Christ. Amen.


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