DH, guest blogger extraordinaire, here.
Last Tuesday evening Banana was confirmed by Bishop Campbell! Banana was well-prepared for reception of the sacrament and I am very proud of her work in learning the faith. The priest who conducted her confirmation interview said her definition of the virtues was the best he had ever heard from a confirmand (person being confirmed).
In his article on confirmation, Msgr. Charles Pope remarks that “Evil triumphs when the good remain silent.” How true this is! How important is it for all the confirmed to speak the truth in season and out of season; when it is convenient and when it is inconvenient.
Banana chose St. Therese of Lisieux as her patroness. At St. Patrick Church (our parish), there is a quote by St. Therese that reads: "If you are willing to bear serenely the trial of being displeasing to yourself then you will be for Jesus a pleasant place of shelter." How I pray that Jesus *always* finds Banana a pleasant place of shelter!