Monday, October 6, 2014

A Baptism

Madeleine Baptism 2014-10-04 2

Madeleine's ceremony took place yesterday at St. John's Episcopal Church across the street from Tower Grove Park. Rev. Teresa Mithen Danieley, St. John's rector, officiated. My daughter and Teresa have known one another since they met in a summer program at age 12. They were high school classmates at St. Louis' small, superb Crossroads School. That's Teresa's almost four year old, Lucy, peeking up behind the font.

I like the eye contact in the first picture. Below, Madeleine tries to do a back flip into the water.

Betty Grable was baptized at this font. She was a St. Louis native and her family were members of St. John's.                  

Madeleine Baptism 2014-10-04 1

Madeleine Baptism 2014-10-04 3

8 comments:

s.c said...

Nice reminder for the family album again. Madeline has such an characteristic face but I have still no clue on who she look most.

Norma Beishir said...

Madeleine's really growing. Love the backflip photo!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Maddy looks like she's just had a swim Bob :) Gosh wasn't she good, some littlies create a right to do at their Christening !

Birdman said...

Exciting day... what no Jesuit?????

Birdman said...

Thinking ahead till Thursday:

" An Arch never sleeps.”
Indian Proverb

William Kendall said...

Such cute shots, Bob!

Halcyon said...

A special event! Looks like she was not too traumatized. :)

Virginia said...

Dear Madeleine,
Blessings on your baptism.
xxx
V