We gave you food to eat, beverage to drink, but tonight, you’ve tasted the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus himself; spiritual nourishment to strengthen you for the next phase of your Christian journey.
We named you Elizabeth, but tonight you’ve added to your spiritual identity the name Cecilia, patron saint of music; one who has known the bliss of melody inherent in the spiritual life, one of many who will guide you now.
We prayed, we sang, we gathered together to celebrate, opening gifts and eating cake with frosted roses.
I can still smell the chrism oil that was dabbed in a cross on your forehead, the aromatic seal of the Trinity.
All of it is sweet indeed, just like you, dear one.