Blessing of Child in the Womb

Blessing of the Child in the Womb

Sunday, December 16
at 12 Noon Mass
Cathedral of the Assumption

All expectant mothers are invited receive a special blessing from Archbishop Kurtz for the children they are carrying.

The “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb” was crafted to support parents awaiting the birth of their child, to encourage parish prayers for —and recognition of — the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.  ~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Image is Tapestry Visitation, with the two “cutaway” children, c.1410. John the Baptist kneels to Jesus, who blesses him. 

 

 

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