Help confirmation candidates discover some powerful companions for their faith journey. Here are nineteen saints and holy people whose stories will capture the imagination of teens.
People like Henri Nouwen, Sr. Thea Bowman, St. Thomas More, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Cesar Chavez, Pope Francis, Mary, Pierre Teillard de Chardin, and many more. Their incredible stories reveal how the Gifts of the Holy Spirit give us heroic courage, wisdom, and strength.
With questions to promote reflection and journaling, each story also invites candidates to discover ways they can act on the gifts of the Holy Spirit they will receive at confirmation. This inspiring resource can help students prepare for the sacrament and envision how they too might lead lives of heroic love and discipleship.
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Tony Pichler is the director of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in De Pere, WI. His books include Totally Lent and Absolutely Advent (Pflaum). Paula Rieder is a pastoral minister and together with Pichler, she is the co-founder of Whatsoever You Do, a nonprofit organization.