Confirmation Saint Report Description

Saint Project
We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis
shoes. We need saints that go to the movies, that listen to music, that hand out with their
friends, We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career.
We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with
purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints- saints for the 21st century with a
spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to
helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the
world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in
it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat their hot dogs, that surf the internet and
listen to music on their iPhones. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid
or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love
the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy
companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in
this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints. –Popes John Paul II
and Francis
Why a saint for Confirmation?
We choose a Confirmation saint (like we choose a Confirmation sponsor) not out of due
dillagence to the “rule”, but rather because we realize how unfortunate it would be to
travel alone. We recognize how important it is to know your Confirmation saint not only
by name, but also by story. The saints have so much to teach us about this journey.
When you are choosing a saint, pick one who speaks to you somehow. Know their story.
But, mostly know the power of their prayer. Ask for their intercession like you would ask
for the prayers of your friends. Saying “yes” to a Confirmation saint is like saying “yes, you
may always pray for my poor and weary soul.”
I pray that in this process you don’t just find a Confirmation saint, but instead and
incredible friend.
How to choose a patron saint
Look at your vocation or station in life. What do you think you are called to do,
who does God want you to be?
2. What is your occupation or field of study. What do you want to be when you grow
up? What do you want to study in college?
3. What are your hobbies or special interests? What drives you or what do you feel
most passionate about?
4. What is your current life circumstances? Are you the youngest or oldest sibling?
Do you take care of a family member? Are you the voice for those who cannot
speak (translating for parents)?
“Superhero” Saints
St. Mary, the Mother of
St. Peter (first Pope)
Bl. Miguel Pio
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Joseph Cupertino
St. George Martyr
St. Joan of Arc
St. Padre Pio
St. Luis IX
St. George
St. Simeon Stylites
St. Quiteria
St. Margaret of Antioch
St. Patrick
Modern Day Saints
St. John Paul II
St. Gianna
Bl. Chiara Badano
St. Josemaria Escriva
Bl. Mother Teresa
St. Teresa Benedicta of
the Cross
St. Katharine Drexel
St. Maria Fautina
St. John XXIII
St. Pauline of the
Suffering Heart of Jesus
St. Luigi Orione
St. Andre Bessette
St. Jaime Hilario Barbal
St. Riccardo Pampuri
St. Maria Bernard Butler
St. Pius X
St. Mary Mackillop
Doctors of the Church
St. Ambrose
St. Jerome
St. Gregory the Great
St. Athanasius
St. John Chrysostom
St. Basil the Great
St. Gregory of Nazianzus
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Bonaventure
St. Anselm of Canterbury
St. Isidore of Seville
St. Peter Chrysologus
St. Leo I, the Great
St. Peter Damian
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Hilary of Poitiers
St. Alphonsus Liguori
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
St. John of Damascus
St. Cyril of Alexandria
St. Bede the Venerable
St. Ephrem the Syrian
St. Peter Canisius
St. John of the Cross
St. Robert Bellermine
St. Albert the Great
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Francis de Sales
St. Lawrence of Brindisis
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Therese of Lisieux