Birthday Blessing


#1

Is there a Catholic practice that includes birthday blessings on every 7th birthday? I saw a young girl being blessed by a bishop at a conference I was at a couple of years ago, and asked an acquaintance in passing what that was for. She said every cell in the body is replaced in 7 years time and that it’s custom to have a child blessed every 7 years because of this. Knowledge of this or any thoughts?


#2

Sounds kinda new-agey for my taste


#3

Never heard of that before.


#4

Never heard of this in my life. Kind of spooky if you ask me.


#5

Never heard of it before either. Mind you, there's nothing wrong at all per se with receiving a blessing from a priest or bishop on every seventh birthday or at any other time - the last two times I had a rosary blessed by a priest the priest blessed me as well, which was lovely.

Might be interesting to ask your friend a bit more about this supposed 'custom' - where they heard about it, where it originated.


#6

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