The constant faith of the Church attests to the existence
and practice of the conferring the Holy Spirit to believers.
Pope Clement of Rome (92 - 101 )
Letter to the Corinthians listed among the graces
given to the people of Corinth "the fullness of
the Holy Spirit."
The Apostolic Father of the Church, Hermas (Rome, 140?),
in his writing,
also elaborated this.
Tertullian (Rome, 160 - 220)
spoke of confirmation at least seven times
and most often listed confirmation between
baptism and the Eucharist.