Who did you choose as your Patron Saint for Confirmation, and why?
I chose Saint Gianna Beretta Molla for a few reasons. She is the Patron Saint of mothers and pregnant women and I’m a mother and was pregnant for most of my RCIA process, gave birth 2 weeks before Easter. She was also a Pediatrician and I was in medical school for 2 years and wanted to be a Pediatrician (I left med school because I wanted to be a stay at home mom, I am still considering going back when they’re older). She also sacrificed her own life by refusing to have an abortion or any procedures done that would lead to the death of her unborn child (she had a complicated pregnancy and died days after giving birth). This is something I’ve thought about and I’m truly not sure what I’d do her situation. I admire her strength and hope I could be so self sacrificing in such a situation.
Anyway, she’s a newer Saint, canonized in 2004, and my husband and I were talking and wondering how many others might have chosen our Saints (his is St. Paul, I’m sure a much more popular choice). Being nerdy and curious, I’d love to see a chart with the numbers of how many have chosen which Saints. It was a lot of fun reading the stories of such amazing lives and choosing one whom I can relate to so much. Probably one of my favorite parts of the Confirmation process.