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posted Apr 5, 2018, 9:30 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

Confirmation!

On the day of our Confirmation, I was looking back at all the efforts, time and lessons invested in us by Fr Allwyn and the animators—Sr Vimla, Corette Crasto, Zemira D'Souza, Esther Fernandes, Lynette Martins, Aaron Valladares, Noel Sequeira and Wren D'Abreo.

The nine months of preparation was filled with fun, learning, taking charge, and many other activities that got us closer to the Almighty God. I would like to compare this to the nine months we were in our mother's womb. Nurtured and taken care of, protected from every evil thing, and shown the right path.

The entire Confirmation programme helped nurture us in God's presence and get to know Him deeply. The aim was to show us the right track, to give us wings and let us fly high for the Glory of God. The talks arranged were inspiring and motivating, and yeah, it was not like some catechism class, but a lot more than that.

How does God work each day in our lives? How must we follow Him and His works? Also, our doubts about the Holy Spirit were cleared after a wonderful session with Deacon Ivan who helped us understand the gifts that we will be receiving from the Holy Spirit.

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