Last Monday was Audriana’s Confirmation. For those of you who are not familiar with the Catholic faith, this is when a person “confirms” his or her commitment to being a Catholic. As infants, we are baptized into the faith…then as children we attend our religious instruction for years and years ( commonly known as CCD classes) and then as teenagers we have a choice to take that final step of Confirmation –our adult decision to be a Catholic.
I remember when I was a teenager, my mother told me it was completely my decision to be confirmed. I remember thinking…..really? I can choose? Cool! I don’t know why I thought that, but I did. I guess I liked not having to be told it was something that I HAD to do. Up until that time, I HAD to go to church every Sunday. I HAD to attend my CCD classes every Saturday at 9am when I’d rather sleep in. Everything in my Catholic life up until that point was a HAVE TO situation. So, knowing that I had a choice to receive this sacrement– or not — was a good feeling. In the end, of course, I decided to go through that final step and had my Confirmation.
So last Monday, I was a proud mommy when I got to witness my daughter receiving the Sacrement of Confirmation. We were not allowed to take photos during the ceremony, but here are a few photos that we took afterwards.