“Today we have come to see that the Paschal Vigil without baptisms eclipses the Church’s fecundity and generative power. When the RCIA is well organised, those preparing for baptism at Easter, called “the elect”, find that the Triduum is a powerful three-day period of experiencing their Christian passing from an old to a new way of living. Just as a child must pass through the waters of its mother’s womb into the worldwide community of the human race, so at baptism the elect pass through the baptismal waters and are reborn as members of the new”.


(J.G. LEACHMAN, “A time to be born”, The Tablet [15 March 2008] 19).