An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Guided by the Spirit

Dear Nicholas,

For your Confirmation we wanted to give you seven books, each one representing one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Many of the books we thought to include (The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia series, for example) you already own, so the challenge was to find ones that would be new to you. We prayed to the Holy Spirit for guidance, and this is what we came up with . . . they have much to offer as you grow in your faith.

Wisdom, in order to see God at work in our lives and in the world.
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Understanding, to enlighten my mind.
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Right Judgement/Counsel, to know the difference between right and wrong.
Night by Ellie Wiesel

Courage/Fortitude, to stand up for what is right in the eyes of God.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Knowledge, to know oneself and to know God.
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Piety/Reverence, for a deep sense of respect for God and the Church.
A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

Fear of the Lord (awe of God), to recognize our all powerful God.
The Holy Bible

Love,
Mom and Dad


Nicholas with sponsors Aunt Laura and Uncle Patrick


Nicholas with Bishop Boland

6 comments:

Suburban Correspondent said...

What a great idea!

Kathryn said...

Wonderful book ideas, I most likely will borrow this for my next one to go through Confirmation (later this year). Congratulations to Nicholas!

Cheryl Lage said...

Perfect selections for each gift of the spirit. What a gift of parents he has. :)

Laura said...

Great choices.

Damiano e Irene said...

Dear Nicholas,
many wishes for your Confirmation. You received great gifts from your wonderful parents that surely will help you in your faith walk but most importantly you got the gifts from the Holy Spirit! You are lucky to have such faithful parents and sponsors! They'll help you in your life.
Hugs!!
Damiano & Irene

GrandmaK said...

Oh what wonderful gifts and what treasures they are!!! You must be very proud!! Congratulations to all!

You are invited to visit and join in the fun at my "house." Have a grand day! Cathy