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Can you help me choose a patron saint for baptism/confirmation?

 

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Choosing a patron saint for Baptism or Confirmation is a very personal decision. You might consider saints you feel a special attachment to, saints whose feasts fall on your special days (e.g. birthday), saints you especially admire, saints who share similar interests as you, saints with similar characteristics as you, saints whose lives you particularly want to emulate, saints recommended to you, saints with a long history of efficacious intercession, etc. Since you will henceforth bear the saint's name, you might also consider saints with names you particularly like (this seems like a rather superficial consideration, but I nonetheless think it warrants at least a little reflection).

While we can't personally help you to choose a patron saint, this site does have a number of resources that may prove helpful in your quest to locate a patron. For example... (click links to view)

* Patron Saints Index

* Patron Saint Information (Q & A) [User-Submitted Article by 'MCS Vol. Live Chat Operator']

* Saints' Quotes

* Saints' Prayers

* Saints Section

While our site does have a variety of materials, we would consider these resources as only a starting point in the selection of a patron saint. When engaged the important activity of selecting a lifelong patron, we would suggest additional research (e.g. at library, on other worthy websites, etc.).

Finally we suggest documenting your choice, and reasons for your choice, so you won't ever forget (e.g. many decades from now). You might also consider obtaining a medal, holy card, image, etc. of your new patron.

May God guide you in your selection and bless you with a highly cherished & benevolent life-long patron!


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