I have been a Godmother in baptism for 100th++ times already and Godmother to a wedding once. Just last February 21, along with my husband, I became a Godmother again. Ninang this time in the Confirmation Rite of Maizi.
Confirmation is a rite of initiation in Catholic churches, normally carried out by a bishop through anointing, the laying on of hands, and prayer, for the purpose of bestowing the Gift of the Holy Spirit.
Confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant made in Holy Baptism ordinarily when the child reaches teenage years or early adolescence. Confirmation brings an increase and deepening of baptismal grace as it unites the Confirmant more firmly to Christ and it increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
I am humbled and honored that Nora chose us to be her daughter's sponsors and as
second parents to Maizi.
Maizi's confirmation is extra special to me because I got to visit the school where I actually wanted to spend my college years. My first visit in UST was in 1990 when I took their College entrance exam. Imagine, 23 long years! Although I passed the exam, I was not able to study there because my mother was sick at that time, we could not afford the high tuition fee. Okay, enough with the drama...
After the Confirmation rites I took the opportunity to roam and took photos of the school that could have been my alma mater.