Of Confirmation, Kids, and Conversion

12 Jan


Age of body does not determine age of soul. Even in childhood man can attain spiritual maturity…. Many children, through the strength of the Holy Spirit they have received, have bravely fought for Christ even to the shedding of their blood.
~ St. Thomas Aquinas

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3 Responses to “Of Confirmation, Kids, and Conversion”

  1. Rick Becker January 12, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    Reblogged this on One Thousand Words a Week.

  2. WJB January 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm #


    I remember to this day when I was confirmed that the Bishop said that we are now soldiers of Christ, if though being, I believe 12, it made a lasting impression.

    Oh, my parents were not practicing their faith but my mohter made sure I never missed Mass on Sundays nor miss serving as an alter boy. Naturally this was the gtood old days, late 1940’s and early 50’s.

    Great article!


  3. Fr Torlach Delargy January 16, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    As far as i know there is no universal established age for Confirmation: each country chooses their own. In Ireland, where I was brought up, it was “always” at 10 years of age. My memory of it was a lot of catechism learning because we were all told the bishop would ask some of the candidates any question at all out of the then standard catechism. In fact he was very gentle in his question to the boy sitting next to me.

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