Firstly…I dunno if this is the right forum to post this. But here goes.
I’m 15 and Confirmed. I was confirmed three years ago through some program…I’m not entirely sure how it was…but I know I was Confirmed…and being three years younger, I did not think much about who my Patron Saint would be. I chose Sts. Catherine of Siena and Rose of Lima. I’m not entirely sure how I settled on these, but I did, was Confirmed…and forgot about it.
Now I’m getting into my faith again and researching, learning, reading about Saints’ lives…I find that I don’t have such a strong connection with my chosen Patron Saints as I probably should…I feel closer, for example, to Saint Cecilia (but since Cecilia’s my middle name, that would make more sense, I suppose.) I guess I’m most torn because I chose St. Catherine of Siena as my Confirmation Saint, but now I feel more…well, /close/ to St. Catherine of Alexandria (coincidentally, they bear the same first name.) And I was Confirmed under the name Catherine-Rose, it never specified which Catherine.
I’m not really sure why I’m even posting this…I guess it confuses and troubles me that I don’t feel as close to the intended Confirmation Saint as I should…is this wrong? Sometimes I find myself wondering if, since I never specified which Catherine and I was so young, I could probably settle under Catherine of Alexandria and it would still count?
This might be a silly question…but I need clearing up before I go crazy, because the official Confirmations for most kids my age in my parish are going to happen on April, and lately it’s bothering me that now that I know my faith so much better, I know I can’t be re-Confirmed under different Saints…but then, that still doesn’t settle my conscience.
Any advice? Or links to go to so I can learn about my own Patron Saints better? This just makes me feel awful…and confused…and I finally decided to post for advice. :shrug:
I’d appreciate any responses. Also, if you have the time, do you have any suggestions for a female Patron Saint of writing? I know that St. Francis de Sales is a Patron Saint for writers, but I was wondering if there was a female Saint that could qualify.
Thanks to anyone who responds. I really need this answered soon.