Parental Blessings

Parents should bless their children, at the least on the Lord’s Day. The traditional way of doing this is for the children to kneel and for the parent to either place his hands on the child’s head and/or trace a Cross on the child’s forehead while saying:
May Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, bless you, my child(ren), for time and eternity, and may this blessing remain forever with you. Amen
St. Ambrose wrote of this practice:
“You may not be rich; you may be unable to bequeath any great possessions to your children; but one thing you can give them; the heritage of your blessing. And it is better to be blessed than to be rich.”
Lorenzo Garza receiving his mother’s blessings before a bullfight, circa 1930

Via http://iheartbeingacatholic.tumblr.com/post/107894489069/theraccolta-parental-blessings-parents-should

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