Vatican City, Jan 10, 2016 / 05:35 am
In his Sunday Angelus remarks Pope Francis stressed the importance of both knowing and celebrating the day of our baptism, since it is through the sacrament that we become children of God.
"I ask you a question: who among you remembers the day of their baptism?" the Pope asked during his Jan. 10 Angelus address, marking the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.
"Certainly, not everyone" knows the date, he noted, and urged those who don't to go and look for it, if necessary asking parents, grandparents, godparents or even their parish for help.
Baptism is important to celebrate because "it's the date of our rebirth as children of God," Francis said, and gave those present "the homework" of finding the date during the coming week.