We celebrated Sibyl’s baptism and Consecration to Mary as well as the Churching of Women yesterday. It was beautiful.
Someone once told me, “Marry a man who fasts.” It was wise advice.
Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In war it fights bravely, in peace it teaches stillness.
– St. Basil the Great
Welcome Sibyl Anastasia, 5-4-19, 7Ib 14 0z.
Our fifth baby girl. Welcoming a new baby into the family never gets old. Her sisters love her and fight over who gets to hold her next.