Going into the Confirmation Spirit retreat, I didn’t know how much God was going to touch my heart over the next three days. That weekend Edmund, Tim, and the Core team leaders would come up and give their testimonies on how God has affected their hearts and their lives. I was so glad my small group leader, Mrs. Melissa, gave each of us notebooks, because I was writing in it like crazy!! After a couple of talks, we would split off into small groups and discuss each of the talks and ask each other which was our favorite, which part stood out to us the most, and how we could implement that into our daily lives. I really enjoyed this, because it was great to hear what others’ thoughts were, and it also allowed us to become closer as a group. What touched my heart the most was Saturday night, after we celebrated Mass, we had Adoration with praise and worship. While I was praying in front of the Eucharist, my heart was suddenly filled with immense peace and joy—I couldn’t help but have this big smile on my face. I’m so thankful for this retreat and cannot wait to help out next year!!

This Confirmation reflection was written by Kimberly Blan, who attended the Confirmation Retreat this year. This article was originally published in the March issue of the St. Francis Grapevine.