La Therese, c’est arrive…

Therese Susan Lickona was born in the wee hours of yesterday morning, December 30, the feast of the Holy Family. Mother and baby are fine. Huzzah!


  1. Congratulations! What a beautiful name. Glad to hear all is well.

    I wondered over here from Amy Welborn’s blog. I have to say, I LOVED your book.

    Happy New Year to you and your family,

  2. Congratulations! Give our love to Dierdre and little Therese…

  3. Congratulations and Blessings.

  4. Matthew Lickona says

    Thank you all! I’ll try to post a pic somewhere on the site sometime today. She’s a sweetie.
    So glad to hear you enjoyed the book. Thanks for letting me know, and a Happy New Year to you and yours as well…

  5. A blogger is born! Godsbody grows! The world is shot through with wonder! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

  6. Uh…I meant Deirdre…sorry, dyslexia is inevitable at this point in my life….

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  7. New life in the new year! Congratulations!

  8. Mark Mossa, SJ says


    What a blessing for the new year!


  9. Adam DeVille says

    Splendid news (execrable French, however!!)! It is always encouraging to see other families open to the gift of life. It is edifying and encouraging.

  10. Congratulations to the Lickona family! Glad to hear that all went well – Deo Gratias!

  11. Matthew Lickona says

    I’m substituting Therese into the Beaujolais’ catchphrase; hence the execrable French…

  12. Michael in ArchDen says

    …and you get the tax deduction for the full year. Score!

    You’ve taken the lead from me with 5, but your victory will be short-lived. I’ve got #5 in the oven. Maybe we’d both benefit from you blogging on NFP more. Seriously, congratulations.

  13. Congratulations, Lickona family!

  14. Congratulations and blessings on your family! What a marvelous way to start a new year.

  15. Love2Learn Mom says

    Congratulations guys! We never could get that tax deduction thing down. Two of our kids were born January 10th (4 years apart). 🙂
    God Bless!

  16. Elle est ne! Congratulation! Vous etre un Papa cinq fois!

  17. Matthew Lickona says

    Mais oui, bien sur.
    Thanks much, all. Happy new year!

  18. antiaphrodite says

    i’m late, as usual, but congratulations!!!

  19. AnotherCoward says

    Yes, well, I’m later.

    Yay for new baby!

  20. I’m very late getting to this…CONGRATS!

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