Baptism, the Eucharist, and the sacrament of Confirmation together constitute the “sacraments of Christian initiation,” whose unity must be safeguarded. It must be explained to the faithful that the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of Baptismal grace. For “by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.”





El Bautismo, la Eucaristía y el sacramento de la Confirmación constituye el conjunto de los “sacramentos de la iniciación cristiana”, cuya unidad debe ser protegida.  Hay que explicar a los fieles que la recepción del sacramento de la confirmación es necesaria para la plenitud de la gracia bautismal. Para “por el sacramento de la Confirmación, [los bautizados] los une más íntimamente a la Iglesia y los enriquece con una fortaleza especial del Espíritu Santo. Así son verdaderos testigos de Cristo, más estrictamente obligados a difundir y defender la fe con la palabra y con las obras “.


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