|Confirmandi and catechists with baptismal font and paschal candle at St Thomas Mores|
We listened to the reading of Jesus' own baptism and reflected on the fact that we are beloved sons and daughters of God.
We remembered that at baptism we are baptised:
in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy SpiritThis led us onto thinking about our image of God and how this may have changed from when we were younger, or may change as our relationship with God develops.
Although our confirmation programme is based on the life of St Peter, we spent some time hearing about other saint. Sr Maureen talked about St Thomas More, which was very fitting as we were at St Thomas Mores! Sr Zela spoke about St Angela Merici, who is the foundress of the Ursulines and the Company of St Angela, she explained how she was willing to speak up and respond to the needs of her society. At that time she wanted to extend the opportunities for women. She suggested that confirmation was a time when the young people might think about what they see as a need in their lives and maybe have the courage to follow Angela's example.
|Sr Zela talking about St Angela Merici|
|Confirmandi on the magic carpet|
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