The Blessing of the Waters of Baptism Plaque, is a wonderfully meaningful gift for those receiving the sacraments of baptism or confirmation, and especially for RCIA candidates. It depicts the Holy Spirit as the Sanctifier of the waters of baptism. At 4.5 inches in diameter, this stunning, solid bronze plaque cross hangs easily on the wall in one’s home or office. This gift for baptism, confirmation, or RCIA enjoys “Old World” workmanship, nobility of material, and compelling quality of design – all of which assure it a place of honor and prominence in every bedroom, study, or office.
The Holy Spirit and the Waters of Baptism
At the beginning of creation, God’s Spirit hovered over the waters, dark and deep. This same Spirit came down “as a dove” upon Jesus as he emerged from the waters of the Jordan river (Matthew 3:16). Just as the dove of Genesis 8:11 signals new life in God’s creation, so too does the Spirit’s descent “as a dove” onto Jesus announce that Jesus accepts his mission to make of all humankind a new creation destined for eternal life. Th Spirit is now invoked to descend upon the waters of baptism to make them holy. This solid bronze plaque – created and realized by a master artist in Germany is a baptism and confirmation gift indeed worthy of the mystery being celebrated: initiation through baptism, confirmation and first communion into the body of Christ and into Christ’s mission.