Hah, I trust in this forum more than anything else. It always has a nice air of intelligence and love!
Anyways, my confirmation will be in Easter, and I know that one does not need to have a confirmation name and saint, but I think it’s a beautiful practice. I never knew about it until recently, and I’ve been going at it, searching online to find a Saint, but I’m quite irritated because it’s not going well as I desired. I hope my parish will allow me to do this practice for myself on my confirmation.
I am a male, but if I were to take up the name of my saint, would it not sound unusual if that name was feminine, to which there is no alternative masculine form? Many of the saints I adore are the women in history, more than the men.
One of my favourites is Blessed Kateri Tetakwitha. After reading her story, I was very touched and inspired. But she isn’t canonised as an official saint, now is she!
I love Sainte Thérèse De Liseux, but what is the masculine form of the name?
I also love Saint Francis of Assisi. But I do not feel this connection that I can relate to him as much as the other two, yet his example is extraordinary.
Well, the only other one I adore, but to a lesser degree, is Saint Raphael the Archangel. But there is so few information about it because ‘he’ does not appear in the bible except in the apocryphal book of Enoch and the deuterocanonical book of Tobit.
I want to be able to adopt this saintès name, so I can begin to try to follow their ways to Christ as they pray for me. If you have any comments or suggestions, donèt hesitate!