Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rosary Babtism

An amazing picture became a message of faith in Spain. This was taken at the
baptism of Valentino Mora, son of Erica, a single mother of 21 who asked a
photographer to take a picture of her son for free.

The photo of the baptism of Valentino Mora was taken at the time the priest
pours the Holy water over his head, and the water flows in the shape of a

This story began at the Parish of the Assumption of Our Lady in Cordova,
Spain. At the time that Valentino came to the baptismal font, Erica asked a
photographer (Maria Silvana Salles), who was hired by other parents
baptizing their babies, to take a photo of her son as a favor, since the
young mother had no way of paying for it. The photographer, moved by Erica's
request, agreed to take a photo of Valentino.

Maria Silvana works with a traditional camera and had to send the film to be
developed in a shop in Cordova. When she received the photos, she noticed
with surprise that the water poured from the head of Valentino was a perfect

The photo of the baptism of Valentino has awakened faith in the people of
Cordova who now come to the humble home of Erica and Valentino Mora to touch


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