Confirmation is a significant step in the life of a Catholic. In Confirmation, you choose a Confirmation name, or the name of a saint, for yourself. Your patron saint will serve as your inspiration and guide in living a holy life. There are different ways of identifying the Saint who is just right for you, e.g.

  • Find your saint by looking at the feast day of the day you were born
  • Search for a patron saint that shares your interests
  • Decide who you aspire to be as a person
  • Discuss your selections with family or friends
  • Pray to the saint whose name you’ve chosen. When you pray, ask that the saint to intervene for you, that he or she helps you make great choices, and ask that they be a powerful guide for you spiritually for the rest of your life.

Information about many saints is available here.

Acknowledgements
Photo by F Wilkinson

Reviewed
14 October 2019

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