Today is one of our top family feasts: my wife’s baptism anniversary.
It’s something of a conflict for her, as she remembers her entry into Full Communion somewhat more fondly than getting dunked in an on-stage pool in the evangelical Protestant church of her family at the age of nine. Still, it was a good day to suspend the Lenten fast and indulge in chocolate cake and ice cream at dessert tonight.
Pope Francis has lauded the practice of remembering baptism anniversaries. In one parish I served, its school recognized not student birthdays but their baptism anniversaries.
The young miss does pretty well, too, as she was baptized on Epiphany in 2001, which happened to be the 6th of January that year as well.
My anniversary falls on the Queenship of the Blessed Mother. With my birthday falling on another Marian feast, I feel pretty well covered by that great lady.
Any significant baptism anniversaries for any of you readers?