2156 The sacrament of Baptism is
conferred in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19) In Baptism, the
Lord's name sanctifies man, and the
Christian receives his name in the
Church. This can be the name of a
saint, that is, of a disciple who
has lived a life of exemplary fidelity
to the Lord. The patron saint provides
a model of charity; we are assured
of his intercession. The baptismal
name can also express a Christian
mystery or Christian virtue.
"Parents, sponsors, and the
pastor are to see that a name
is not given which is foreign
to Christian sentiment."
2165 In Baptism, the Christian receives his name in the Church. Parents, godparents, and the pastor are to see that he be given a Christian name. The patron saint provides a model of charity and the assurance of his prayer.
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