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As you can tell, it was a beautiful day at the Abbey. The weather was warm, sunny, and in the 70’s. But, the real joy came from being able to baptize Dominic Anselm Pawlowski, the third son of Max and Laura. Max works at the Newman Center at Northwest Missouri State. During the school year I would often celebrate Mass for the college students. It was a joy and privilege to baptize his son in the Basilica today. We do not often celebrate baptisms, since we are not a parish church, but I was glad to have the opportunity.

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Gathered above are Max (holding their second son, Augustine), Laura (holding Dominic), Bill Brownsberger (godfather), Francesca Brownsberger (godmother), Benedict (in the front row), and Fr. Paul.

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