Future Priests of the Third Millennium

A little insight into the life of seminarians from various dioceses preparing for ministry as Roman Catholic priests, including daily activities, personal interests, special events, the spiritual life, news from the seminary, and almost whatever comes to our minds!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

9,000 days and still counting!

A few days ago, I celebrated a great anniversary of sorts.

One of the very special days of my calendar is 25 September - the day I was baptized. But wait, didn't I just write that I celebrated an event just a few days ago? September was several months ago and will not come again for another few months . . .

Last Friday, 16 May 2008, marked the 9,000th day since my baptism. I have been able to send a card to the priest who baptized me - still hard at work in the Diocese of Saint Cloud, MN. I thanked him again for administering this, my first sacrament, over 9,000 days ago.

The day-marker does not change anything; my baptism means the same thing today as it did 8,999 days ago. It is a sacramental seal that forever has changed my soul - and the souls of all the baptized - and marks my Christian faith and the forgiveness granted.

Claimed for Christ, on 25 September 1983 my parents and godparents promised to the Church - as witnessed by the gathered faithful - to raise me in the faith and educate me in the Christian way of life.

Do you know when you were baptized? Is it marked on your
calendar? Try looking it up and remembering it. For me, again, it is a very special day and I look forward to the next 9,000 days of life as a baptized Christian. In the more short term, I'll look forward to the 25th anniversary of my baptism this coming September.

I guess I will close this entry with a challenge to you: find out when you were baptized, mark it on your calendar, and don't forget to send a thank-you note to the one who baptized you (in the name of the FATHER and of the SON and of the HOLY SPIRIT) sometime soon.

Take care, -Jeremy


Adoro te Devote said...

That's a great idea..I never thought about doing that. Unfortunately, I think that the priest who baptized me has left for eternity.

And I do know my baptismal day...Mom and Dad didn't waste any time, it was 10 days after I was born.

I also know that I was born on John Paul II's baptismal day. :-)

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does the priest in the baptism picture look like Doug Pierce?

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