by Juliana Valdez
One of the requirements for candidates preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation is to choose a saint whose name they will take at the conferring of the Sacrament. With the technology available now, it is easier for the candidates to Google the names to find out about the lives of those whom they have chosen.
One of the projects we embark on in my parish is for the candidates to put together a portfolio outlining different aspects of the Confirmation journey and write an essay on the saint they have chosen stating why they chose him/her. In this way, the saints would not just be vague names they hear during Mass or after whom some of our churches are named.