Post # 62
I had this giant Book of Saints for Girls and chose an interesting story from there–St Julia, who as it turns out was just a representative/conglomeration of early Christian female martyrs. But, the story always fascinated me.
Post # 63
@toile234- I can’t believe it I thought I was the only person to ever pick Agnes! I actually wasn’t in love with the name but I chose it because around the time my Aunt Agnes had been complaining that she never liked her name and no one would ever be named after her, so I chose it… She was named after my grandfather’s mother and she is the only one of my grandmothers (great- and regular) who’s name I don’t have.
St. Agnes was very admirable though, I knew her as the patron saint of virgins, but when I just looked her up it said she is also the patron saint of chastity, engaged couples, gardeners, girls and rape victims. She was sentanced to death after she refused to marry a pagan ruler’s son. At the time it was illegal to execute a virgin so she was taken to a brothel to be raped. There are various versions of the story but it seemed that none of the attempts worked and she was to be burned at the stake but the fire wouldn’t light. A very different story from what I was told in 8th grade but really interesting!
Post # 64
I chose Cecilia. I was confirmed pretty young (10)…I have no idea who I would choose now. My Fiance actually refused to take a new name for his confirmation name, saying the name his parents chose for him was good enough (first name is from the Old Testament, middle name is a saint name). He kind of regrets it now, and wants to name our first daughter using my confirmation and middle name…we’ll see what happens.
Post # 65
I got confirmed when I was about 10 years old, and I distinctly remember being soooo confused with the whole process and overwhelmed by the multitude of saints to choose from!
I grew up in a Korean Catholic church, and the list of saints they gave us, was in KOREAN. None of us could understand all of the Catholic jargon words in Korean, ugh. And obviously no adult is going to sit there and go through every single saint.
Rant over, lol. I chose St. Cecilia… apparently the saint of music, virgin martyr. At the time I chose it because I thought the name ‘Cecilia’ was very pretty. -_-; And I’m not a particularly musical person, so sad.
Post # 66
St. Isabelle – Patron saint of virginity – Sister of St. Louis and daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, she refused also ministered to the sick and the poor.
Post # 67
Yeah, I chose St. Teresa. I think I picked her because her name was similar to mine. I don’t remember why.
Post # 68
St Margaret b/c I liked her story. She’s the patron saint of pregnancy and women in childbirth.
My sister chose St. Gertrude b/c it was our great grandmaw’s name.
Post # 69
I chose Michaela as my confirmation name for St. Michael the Archangel, who is the patron saint of – among other things – soldiers. Michael is also my godfather’s name so it had dual significance for me.
Post # 70
we were told not to pick one. the church told us they didn’t do that anymore, which I thought was weird!
Post # 71
Elizabeth -too old to remember why, but my ma was ticked b/c the name was so long & she had to iron it on some sole looking thing. If I can find a pic of me & the Bishop, I’ll attach it. My ma was all, “Why didn’t you pick Anne?!?”
Post # 72
@ogreprincessinpink: St Aloysius is the Saint that my Fiance school was named after, and the chapel where we are getting married 🙂 We went to his tomb in Rome in October, my goodness, he was so so young!
@peaches13 – my Fiance did the same thing, but they all did! His confirmation name is his first name! Eg. Mary Ann Mary Magdalene.
Post # 73
I chose Mary because of all the obvious reasons and because of the devotion to her amongst the many women in my family but also because my maternal grandmother was Mary and I have my paternal grandmother’s name as a middle name so I wanted to honor both grandmothers. And my sister is Mary and she was my confirmation sponsor so that was a double reason aside from the devotion to the Blessed Mother
Post # 74
I chose Maria Goretti because she chose death rather than to lose her virginity at 12. She was so pure and chaste. Inspiring!
Post # 75
hahah im such a bad catholic i think its st josephine and i had no idea who she was until is just googled it – i have to check with my mom if this (the st) is correct
i think at the time i picked her because my mothers sisters name was josephine and she died when she was young and it still upsets my mum all these decades later
Josephine Bakhita, was a Sudanese-born former slave who became a Roman Catholic Canossian nun in Italy, living and working there for 45 years.
Post # 76
I chose St. Rebecca, mostly because I loooove the name. Come to find out, she is patron saint of the sick, and I am a paramedic today! What do you know! 🙂