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March 4, 2017
FASTING IN THE SEASON OF LENT
March 15, 2017

Having journeying through the door of faith we receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit who strengthens us on this earthly journey toward the kingdom of God. It is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. It is a continuation of the journey of initiation wherein we are confirmed to stand strong and firm in the fight against the devil ever on the prowl like a roaring lion looking for one to devour (1 Pet 5:8) while we fight the good fight the end (1 Tim 6:12).

Through this sacrament we are filled with Holy Spirit and makes us more complete in the image of the Lord so that we bear witness to him in the world and work to bring the body of Christ to its fullness (CIC 840).by confirmation, the baptized are joined more perfectly to the Church, strengthened, and more strictly obliged to be witnesses to Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith (CIC 879). Confirmation is conferred by the anointing of Chrism oil and the laying on of hands by the Bishop. The Sacrament of Confirmation draws us into a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit, which we received at Baptism. Through this sacrament, we confirm the presence of the baptismal gifts we have already received; we are sealed with the undeserved and unearned gift of the Holy Spirit.

2 Comments

  1. Agnes says:

    By the virtues of our confirmation we are called or even compel defend the faith, bear witness to Christ by our words and deed also by studying of the sacred scripture, traditions of the church and the churches father. May the Lord continue to strengthen us in our journey to salvation.

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