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
Mom and Dad
Nicholas with sponsors Aunt Laura and Uncle Patrick
Nicholas with Bishop Boland