My sons will be baptised in Cork over Christmas thus ensuring for my
mother a lifetime of retrieving ecclesiastical paperwork for her
grandchildren. WeÂ’re hoping to be more
prepared than we were for the PrincessÂ’s christening. We didnÂ’t know that you needed a candle. When the crucial moment arrived, I hissed at
my aunt Â“YouÂ’re very religious, why didnÂ’t you tell us we needed a
candle?Â” Â“I thought you knewÂ” she hissed
back. Her highness was christened under a night light retrieved from a side
altar. Your baptismal candle is supposed
to enjoy further outings at your communion and confirmation Â– thatÂ’s probably
why they donÂ’t use night lights. We knew
that she needed a white garment alright and proudly produced a white cot
blanket. We were somewhat abashed to see
that the little overachiever being christened at the same time as the Princess
had an elaborate lacy number with her name embroidered on it. It was probably vomit free too.
My religious aunt is to be godmother to Daniel. I phoned her the other day to confirm dates
and times and she told me tartly that she has purchased two christening candles. Now, who will buy lacy garments and
embroider their names on them?
on 09 December 2005 at 15:22
on 09 December 2005 at 19:13
on 09 December 2005 at 19:28
But back to the baptismal garment, I know someone who makes their living selling handmade ones. It’s too late for flapjack and pancake, but I can put you in touch for any subsequent progeny.
on 09 December 2005 at 23:06
on 11 December 2005 at 10:36
on 14 December 2005 at 09:13
Kristin, that’s hilarious, superb story.
BHM, I know, I know.