Confirmation

Confirmation is the final sacrament of initiation. The faith given in baptism is confirmed and deepened as the Holy Spirit pours over the recipient just as happened to the apostles at Pentecost.

Confirmed Catholics are strengthened and equipped for their spiritual life with the fruit of the Holy Spirit: charity, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity. In addition, the confirmed soul is enriched with graces known as the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord (awe and wonder).