Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday

I am pleased to announce that my wife Rachel gave birth yesterday to our sixth child, Gwendolyn Marie Feser.  Cigars all around.  Posting may be light for a little while.

Update: Many thanks for the very kind wishes of all my readers.  Here is a pic of Gwendolyn doing her best Alfred Hitchcock impression while held by her sister Gemma:

49 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Prof. Feser!

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  2. Many congratulations to you and your wife!

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  3. Friday's child is loving and giving....Congratulations!

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  4. Congradulations!!

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  5. Congratulations to both of you! :-)

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  6. Congratulations for your baby girl, Ed. Such a blessing!

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  7. Congratulations to you and your wife, Prof Feser.


    Though I am not a Christian, my faith in God, which I call Krishna, is strengthened by reading some of your posts.

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  8. Wow! Yesterday was my birthday too!

    April 22 rocks!

    Congrats Doc on the new child and the awesome April 22ish birthday!

    People born on that day are awesome! At least that is what my Mom tells me.;-)

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  9. Congratulazioni caro Ed.!...my Francis Maria is due very soon and cigar is such a good idea!

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  10. Congratulations, Dr. Feser! Best wishes for a Blessed Easter to you, your family, and your newborn!

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  11. Congrats Ed. Keep up the great work!

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  12. Congratulations Sir! God bless you and your family! Welcome, Baby Gwendolyn Marie!

    ~ Mark

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  13. An Easter baby, congrats! Or, as a different striation might say, "It's always 4/22 somewhere?" (Still trying to be a priest, but my lovely gf makes things complex. Prayers!)

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  14. Keep up the great work, but as you said, make sure to spend lots of time with the kids!

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  15. I am so happy for you!!
    Juan Pineda.
    Adelaide. Australia.

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  16. We can all give thanks to God we live in this marvelous age where having childbirth is no longer a form of Russian roulette,
    where life expectancy is not 25 but 85,
    where plagues and ubiquitous infestation with fleas, lice, worms, etc. have been banished, where our biggest worry is not the next meal but an apocalyptically menacing central government.

    I am glad to know that all your children will be splendidly educated as warriors against would-be bringers of Dark Age oppression.

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  17. Whoa congratulations. A younger sister for John Henry :)

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  18. Hello Dr. Feser, While I know you don't know me for participate in your blogs I have read them along with two of your books and I'm truly a fan of your work. I also of course wanted to wish you and your wife congratulations on your new born daughter.

    -Varin

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  19. Hi Ed. Congratulations to you and your wife on the birth of your baby.

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  20. Congratulations to you and Rachel!

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  21. Congrats ED!
    May God bless you and your entire family.

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  22. My sincerest congratulations to you and Mrs. Feser! -- RJD

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  23. Welcome to the world, Gwendolyn Marie, and blessings to Rachel! And happiness to ever-growing Feserdom!

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  24. Sincere congratulations; and all the best for the little one.

    An anonymous reader

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  25. Incorrigible papistApril 25, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Warmest congratulations, Dr. Feser.

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  26. Congratulations Dr. Feser!
    Children are a blessing (except between the ages of 13 and 25!!!)

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  27. As father of 3 teenage boys, I send my blessings to you and your wife and hope you are spared much of the lunacy of the teen years.

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  28. Congratulations, Prof. Feser, to you and your wife!!!

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  29. Congratulations, Professor Feser!

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  30. Congratulations, Dr. Feser!

    P.S. As a young man going into philosophy, would it be presumptuous of me to expect a book from you in the future entitled Parenting for Christian Philosophers, or something of the like? Surely raising this many children has given you a unique wisdom, among other things!

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  31. Six kids? What kind of Catholic are you?

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  32. Six kids? What kind of Catholic are you?

    Eh. Do you think he's gonna stop here? They're probably looking forward to the seventh!

    That being said, large families are the most beautiful. Kudos to Prof. Feser, may the Lord bless his ample progeny.

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  33. A prof of my at benedictine college (Jim Madden) is also a devout catholic and a thomistic philosopher. He has alot of kids too - over 5.

    What is it with philosophers who are catholic having alot of kids?
    Haha!

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  34. What is it with philosophers who are catholic having alot of kids?

    They're doing the Lord's work. Awesome.

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  35. Small world.
    I know Jim Madden.

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  36. Congratulations Professor! I enjoy your blog very much and hope to take a class from you some day (last philosophy class at PCC was exactly 40 years ago). May you be blessed with a half dozen more children....and I second what Interstellar Bill said.
    Kindest Regards, Cheri

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