In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness.
We are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom.
We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him; he cleansed the waters… Jesus did not need to be baptized because he was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin.
However, he wanted to show his solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding his disciples to baptize all nations, he established the means by which people would die to sin — Original and actual — and begin to live a new life with God.
Explore the other Sacraments:
The sealing of the gift of the Holy Spirit in our baptismal life.Confirmation
Receiving the Body and Blood of Christ.Eucharist
Penance & Reconciliation
The forgiveness of sins and recovering of friendship with God.Penance & Reconciliation