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Come Holy Spirit light divine.
an often overlooked choice of sponsor and worth considering if the baptismal godparents are no longer the persons she would choose. Another sponsor possibility is a parent of a friend with whom they have gone to school and RE together, who you know through that friendship, whose child is preparing for sacraments at the same time. It is actually likely that relationship will continue to be a good one, even more so than with a family member who has turned his back on the faith of his family.
as many years as I have "done" confirmation it is still my firm conviction and perception that the Holy Spirit does come upon the candidates in a way that is evident, although I can't explain how I know it, I know it and rejoice.
Confirmation today for 18 adults of this parish, there will bee 600-800 from the diocese with Bishop Flores at the Basilica of Nuestra Senora de San Juan del Valle. Spent the evening in vigil for them.
Let the fire fall!
The interesting thing, and perhaps an unexpected benefit of my daughter choosing her brother...is that they have grown closer throughout her formation classes. Pretty cool, indeed, I think. I also have no idea what my daughter's friends' parents are like, faith wise...I see some at mass, some I never see...so, I hesitate to judge. We know for a fact, that our son is upholding the faith and leading a chaste life...to me, she thought he seemed like the best choice. Truthfully, there weren't many in the family to choose from...there are people who practice, and some who don't...and for those who do, I didn't want to cause undue drama, namely with my sister. My daughter wanted the after celebration to be just us also...she wanted something private with just us, and it was a beautiful evening. I remember growing up in an Italian family, and everyone and their mother came to celebrate the moment, which was also nice...but, felt like a mini wedding. ha I think she will treasure the experience for a lifetime. It was very special. :) She's happy the classes are over too! :p