ARGENTINA, Guillermo Ferreyra •
In the days before the celebration of Pentecost, a group of students from the primary level of Covenant School in Gonnet received the sacrament of Confirmation in the Parish “Our Lady of the Visitation”, to which our School belongs. —
As part of the preparation, each one of them decorated their confirmation candle with a drawing they designed themselves. In it, they captured their personal characteristics linked to the mission that each one felt they have to give to God to conquer a better world.
Flame of Love for the world
They were also the ones who distributed the tasks to be carried out during the Mass: some were acolytes, others were readers, others presented the offerings, which included the picture with the symbol that synthesizes their ideal of the course: Flame of love for the world, asking the Holy Spirit to renew its fire. They also brought as an offering to the altar the explanation of the symbols with which they decorated their candles, giving this work of self-knowledge to God the Father and asked him to accompany them on their path of growth and self-education.
Sharing the fire of the Holy Spirit
During the ceremony they were accompanied by family members and sponsors. Then they returned to the school where they were awaited with an agape prepared by the students who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation next year. There they were able to share their joys and experiences, motivating those who follow them on this path of growth.
Original: Spanish. Translation: Maria Fischer @schoenstatt.org