A Major Life event!
Confirmation is a religious rite which is supplemental to
baptism, by which a person is admitted to the full privileges of
Special confirmation names are chosen
in many English and German speaking countries for a person being
confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church (and some Anglican
dioceses). It is customary to adopt the name of a saint as a
protector and a guide. Saint's names adopted as confirmation
names are often used in conjunction with the middle name, but
Confirmation names are without effect in civil law, unless, the
appropriate legal routes are followed.
Names - the
of Catholic Saints
Confirmation names are usually taken from
the name of a Catholic saint and are chosen by the person to be
The term 'Saint' is
used to describe a person who is perceived of being an example
of great holiness and virtue and considered capable of
interceding with God on behalf of a person who prayed to them. A
saint is a person who has died and has been declared a saint by
canonization. The Roman Catholic Church has an official process
for creating saints.
Confirmation Names - Saints
the Roman Catholic Church has an official process for
creating saints. Patron Saints are those holy and
virtuous men and women who are considered to be a
defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.
There is a
patron for virtually every cause, profession or special
interest. There are two main categories of Roman
Catholic saints: martyrs and confessors. A Christian
martyr is regarded as one who is put to death for his
Christian faith or convictions. Confessors are Roman
Catholic Saints who died natural deaths.