The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why We Are Here

Last Saturday Hermana Hinckley and I attended the baptism of Carme Antolinos and her daughter Mar Ribera. They were baptized by Pere Ribera, who was baptized two weeks ago and ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood so he could baptize his wife and daughter. Carme had asked Hermana Hinckley to bear her testimony in the baptism service. It doesn't get much better than this!

Pere, Mar, and Carme - a beautiful Catalan family in the Sabadell 1st Ward

The Ribera family in white with Hermanas Camarero and Konopinski (who taught them)


  1. This is awesome - the most exciting news I have ever heard - I met Pere and Carme, and even Mar almost 16 years ago. I cannot believe they were baptized, and I would have given anything to be there during their baptism. Thanks so much for the post - It is an incredible story to hear such great news about an amazing family.