“May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.”
I guess you can sort of call this soul searching as well! lol, at least where RCIA is concerned.
A couple of weeks ago our family was at the hospital waiting for my niece to make her appearance on Earth. My father and I had a conversation about RCIA and my conversation with Father Joe. My Dad mentioned that I was going to have to choose a name for Confirmation, much like my name Anne that was given to me at Baptism, but I get to pick this name. Great! Where do I even start? There are tons of names out there! He mentioned it should be a Saint.
Well OK! Now I have somewhere to start! Or so I thought. I NEVER KNEW there were so many female Saints!
I did some further research on how to pick a Confirmation saint and everything I read mentioned picking one that I can either relate to, want to be like, that has a feast day on your birthday or that really touches your heart for whatever reason(s).
This was now my new obsession. I spent 3 full days totally submerged at Roman Catholic Saints. Every single Saint more fascinating than the next. I found absolutely captivated by the martyrs: St. Lucy, St. Agatha (who is connected to St. Lucy), St. Febronia, St. Afra, and St. Cecilia. Then there was my birth saint, St. Mary of Oignies; her feast day is the same as my birthday. Her story is intriguing for sure, as most of them are. Then a few that resonated with me for one reason or another: St. Crescentia Hoess, St. Mariana of Jesus, St. Rose of Viterbo, and St. Veronica Guiliani.
This is going to be quite the task. I stepped away for a few days and just sat quietly to see if any of them or any THING would speak to me. What I heard was to wait until you are on your journey to coming into full communion. I have a feeling during this time He or she will speak to me and I will know who it will be. Who knows! It may not even be the ones I selected! So I’m interested to see how this plays out. I will keep you updated for sure!
Tell me who your saint is and why you chose him/her? If you are/were in the RCIA program how did you choose the saint you chose? I’d love to hear your story!