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This coming May, I will finally be confirmed in my Catholic faith! (Praise God!)
I am having difficulty coming up with two things however: my patron saint and my sponsor!
I guess to let you all know a little, I would like to chose a powerful patron who will be helpful in the areas of chastity and purity. I do experience homosexual tendencies, and as such, have resolved, with the grace of God, to live a chaste life. I know that this is something I will definitely need help with though!!! I was thinking either St. Joseph, or our Blessed Mother. Is there any masculine form of "Mary" that I can use?
And in the area of my sponsor, I am at a complete loss for who to ask. Any advice in this area would be much help!!
Mary would be fine, or St. Joseph, or a combination of Joseph and Mary, as aspirant suggested. Or if you'd prefer another idea entirely, Thomas Aquinas is a patron saint of chastity, also.
If your godparent is unavailable, then the next suggestion would be for someone who meets the requirements: someone who is not your parent, is at least 16 years old, and is a confirmed Catholic who is practicing his/her faith. You want someone who you think will be there for you, and be a good example in the Catholic faith. If you cannot think of anyone you know that could do it, then ask your priest or the Confirmation instructor/DRE for help in finding someone to fill this important role.
And congratulations! :thumbsup: