Baptism

When a baby was taken to be baptized, the Padrinos of the baby would say to the parents of the baby after they came back from Church:

Reciban esta prenda amada, Que de la iglesia salio
Con los santos sacramentos Y el agua que recibio
The parents of the baby would say: Recibemos esta prenda amada
Que de la iglesia salio
Con los santos sacramentos Y el agua que recibio

Interior of St. Anthony’s Church, Father Smith officiating
(Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USW3-018015C January 1943; John Collier).

Padrinos (sponsors):
Receive this beloved jewel
Who from the Church has departed With the blessed sacrament
And the holy water, the name is .

Parents:
We accept this beloved jewel
Who from the Church has departed Loving received the blessed
Sacrament and the Holy Water, thank you.

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