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Vitam Aeternum

Posted by on Feb 27, 2008 at 3:46 pm

So my brother likes to complicate things. I am my nephew’s uncle, Godfather, as well as a priest. John David II (a.k.a The Deuce) is no longer pagan! Yeah! Here are some handsome photos from the baptism at St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis, MO. They practice the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, which was quite beautiful. As Godfather, I supplied the Faith for John David II, as well as answers. His grandmother really liked the way his name sounded in Latin. Here are some photos:

Fr. Avis and the rites of exorcism and I in my loose fitting cassock

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…”
even if you forget to change your stole from purple to white!

In front of our Lady’s Altar with Fr. Avis

Proud Family Photo:



John David

Posted by on Feb 13, 2008 at 3:16 pm

As of 5:12pm on Tuesday, February 12th, I’m an uncle again. Woo Hoo! John David II aka Jack aka Deuce. My brother wants to know if there is a Saint Deuce. His wife isn’t thrilled. About the Deuce alias not the Deuce himself. Here is Deuce with his big sister, Libby. From some basic browsing of Catholic Encyclopedia at, we find a couple saints.
Saint Deicolus
Saint Deusdedit- archbishop of Cantebury d.664
Saint Deusdedit- Pope d. 618