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Confirmation Gift Ideas

Patron Saint MedalsGifts for confirmation - in two words " Saint medals ." One of the most popular and traditional gifts for confirmation is a religious medal of the Confirmand's Patron Saint. We are delighted to offer medals for 50 patron saints, a collection that grows all the time.

Other jewelry, especially necklaces that feature the Holy Spirit are very popular. We have contemporary religious necklaces and bracelets for Boys and Girls. In addition we offer several elegant necklaces featuring the holy spirit.

Another jewelry item that is popular at any sacramental occasion is the Four Way Medal . Named such because it Confirmation Four Way Medalincorporates four devotions in one medal. Typically these medals feature images of the sacred heart, Mary, St. Christopher and St. Joseph. We also offer a special Four Way Medal that includes an enameled center featuring the Holy Spirit.

Since part of Confirmation is the strengthening of the recipient to be a witness to the faith in word and deed, bibles are a great gift for Confirmation. We offer a Soft Cover Teen Bible , Hard Cover Teen Bible and a special Gift Boxed Teen Bible with leather cover and gilded page edges. If you are looking at bibles, don't forget to check our our awesome teen oriented bible covers.

Another traditional gift is something to help preserve and celebrate this special day. Check out our selection of Frames and Photo Albums for an items of this nature.


Background Information on Catholic Confirmation:
 
Confirmation is one of the three Catholic Sacraments of Initiation. "By the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."  The current practice in the United States typically places reception of the sacrament of Confirmation during the years of Junior High or High School.

The Confirmation rite is relatively simple and involves two acts. The Bishop extends his hands over the confirmands and prays a prayer invoking the Holy Spirit. Then the essential rite of the sacrament follows when the Bishop anoints each confirmand with chrism on the forehead, laying on of the hand and saying "(Name) be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit"

The name chosen at Confirmation is at times a reaffirmation of the name given at Baptism but many times it is a "Confirmation name" reflecting an individual choice of a saintly patron.

The dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit is the most prevalent symbol associated with Confirmation. The dominant color related to Confirmation is red, which is associated with the color for Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Disciples.