Girls names for Confirmation
Our baptism names are chosen by our parents as our surnames are part of a heritage. Choosing a name for confirmation is intended to define us as individuals. It is wise to choose a confirmation name that reflects who you are as a person and what your future goals might be. Patron saints are chosen as confirmation names because of the life of that patron or her deeds that we admire and want to emulate. It is important to choose the name of a saint for confirmation you can identify with as a person of faith and of deeds. Here are some commonly used names of female saints for confirmation and their feast days
List of saints for confirmation who were martyrs
Agatha February 5
Patron of bell makers, those suffering from breast diseases, fire prevention and nurses. Agatha suffered horribly at the hands of the magistrate (Quinctianus) whom she denied. She is said to have been given a vision of St. Peter and while she did not die during her torture she did die as a result of her wounds.
Agnes January 21
Patron of the Children of Mary, of all young girls. Agnes was said to have been martyred at the age of 12. She was martyred in the early days of the church because she denied the emperor and none of his subjects could see to defile her beauty. She hated the beauty that attracted so many and remained faithful to God through her torture and death. Her story so impressed the Emperor Constantine he said to have had his daughter baptized at the site of Agnes's burial.
Anastasia December 25
Patron of martyrs, weavers, and widows, she was martyred under Diocletian. She is commerated during the Second Mass of Christmas at the first Eucharistic prayer
Barbara December 4
Patron of Architects, Builders, Gunners and Ammunition Workers, Gunners and against lightening, storms and sudden death, St. Barbara was imprisoned in a high tower by her father. She converted to Christianity while imprisoned and escaped her father's cruelty. But he caught her, dragged her home by her hair and denounced her to the authorities. Her father killed and was immediately struck by lightening. St Barbara is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
Felicity and Perpetua March 7
Patrons of barren women were martyred together
Joan of Arc May 30
Patron of rape victims and soldiers Baptized Jeanne La Pucelle, the daughter of a poor farmer, St. Joan is famous for leading the French soldiers in battle during the fifteenth century. She was canonized in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV
Lucy (of Syracuse) December 13
Patron of the blind, born of noble parents she was one of many Christians martyred under Diocletian
List of confirmation names of saints who were mothers, wives or homemakers
Anne July 26
Patron of widows, pregnant women, women in labor, housewives, Canada. St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Anne's name can be spelled 'Anne' or 'Ann'
Clotilde June 3
Patron of brides adopted children, parents' exiles and widows
St. Clotilde wife of Frankish king Clovis was instrumental in his conversion.
Elizabeth November 5
Elizabeth was the cousin of the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Baptist
Elizabeth of Portugal July 4
Patron against adultery, jealousy, and war
Daughter of King Peter III of Aragon and wife of Denis of Portugal. She is also known as Elizabeth of Aragon
Martha July 29
The patroness of cooks and servants, she was the sister of Lazarus
Mary Magdalene July 22
Patron of all sinners, Mary Magdalene served as apostle to the apostles and personal caregiver to the Blessed Virgin with John the Evangelist.
Mary, Mother of God January 1
As Mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary has many feast days, many apparitions and her story continues through the ages
Monica August 27
Patron of married women and mothers, she is the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo, .Doctor of the Church
Veronica July 12 Laundry Workers,
Patron of Laundry Workers and Photographers. Veronica is the brave woman who wiped the face of Jesus as he fell on his way to Golgotha Nothing else is known about her
Confirmation names of those whose bodies lie uncorrupt
Angela of Merici January 27
Angela was blinded during a pilgrimage to the Holy Land but she continued her quest and her sight was restored on her return to home. She founded the Ursuline sisters. She died in 1540 but her body remains uncorrupt in Brescia, Italy. She was beatified by Pope Clement XIII in 1768 and Canonized by Pope Pius VII in 1807. Her name "Angela' means 'angel or messenger'. She is the patron of the handicapped, disabled and physically challenged.
Bernadette April 16
Bernadette of Lourdes, France was 14 years old when she began having visions of the Blessed Mother. She had 18 visions in all and died at the age of 35. She is the patron of shepherds and protection against bodily ills.
Cecilia November 22
Is the earliest recorded 'incorruptible' meaning her body has never decayed even though she was horribly tortured and beheaded. She convinced her groom to honor her virginity throughout their marriage and he too was martyred. She is the patroness of music
Rita of Cascia May 22
Patroness of impossible causes, St. Rita's devotion surrounded the Crucifixion of Christ and the wound she received while praying. She is associated with roses and even though she died in 1457 her body remains uncorrupt in Cascia, Italy. She was canonized in 1900 by Pope Leo XIII
Catherine of Siena April 29
Catherine received her first vision of Christ at the age of 16. She suffered the stigmata. She is the second woman in history to be declared a Doctor of the Church
Confirmation names of women who were founders of an abbey or religious order
Bridget of Sweden July 23
Patron of Dairy workers and Scholars and of Ireland She founded the first convent in Ireland at the age of twenty.
Clare August 11
Clare is the patron of those suffering from eye disorders, embroiders and television She was the founder of 'the Poor Clares', the Sisters of St. Francis.
On her death she wished to attend Mass but was unable to do so. Avision in the wall allowed her to see and attend Mass. That is why she is patroness of television.
Frances of Rome March 9
Patron of motorists, widows and wives she was the co-patroness of the Benedictine Oblates
Gertrude (the Great) November 16
Against fear of rats and mice, patron of travelers and the West Indies. She was a Benedictine nun
Jane Frances de Chantal August 18
With the help of Saint Francis de Sales, Jane Frances founded the Congregation of the Visitation Order which primarily welcomed women who were rejected from other monasteries either because of age or illness. She is the patroness of forgotten people, parents separated from children and widows.
Katharine Mary Drexel March 3
Katherine Drexel dedicated her life to the needs of oppressed Native Americans and Blacks in the West and Southwestern United States. She founded the order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People and was the second recognized American-born saint (after St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) to be canonized on Oct. 1, 2000 by Pope John Paul II
Rose of Lima August 23
Sold flowers to support her family during hardship. She was the first canonized saint of the New World. Canonized by Pope Clement X in 1671. She is patroness to the Americas, Indies, Peru, Philippines and florists. She was foundress of the care of Native Americans of Peru
Scholastica February 10
Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict who founded the Benedictine Order. She is patroness against 'bad weather
Teresa of Ávila October 15
Suffered a great illness from which she never fully recovered. Influenced by the Dominicans and the Jesuits she founded the convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Primitive Rule of St. Joseph at Ávila. She was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and is the patron against headaches
Popular confirmation names of saints who were canonized or lived in the 20th Century
Edith Stein August 9
Edith Stein was a convert and a Carmelite nun who was executed at Auschwitz for her Jewish ancestry. She was canonized as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (her Carmelite monastic name) by Pope John Paul II in 1998. She still referred to as St. Edith Stein. She is patroness of Europe, World Youth Day, loss of parents and martyrs
Elizabeth Ann Seton January 4 religious
Patron of in-law problems, death of children, loss of parents and widows.
She was the founder and first superior of the Sister of Charity of the United States. She was beatified in 1963 and canonized in 1975
Elizabeth of Hungary November 17
Patron of bakers
Elizabeth died at the age of 24 but her charitable works are legend.
Genevieve (Genovfa) January 3
Known for her heriosim when Paris fell victim to the Franks she is patron of Disaster and of Paris
Gianna Beretta Molla
Patron of mothers and physicians, she was a doctor in Italy who died giving birth. She was canonized in 2004 by Pope John Paul II
Josephine Bakhita February 8
As Patroness of the Sudan, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery.
She was canonized in 2000 by Pope John Paul II
Margaret Mary Alacoque October 16
Patron against polio and for polio suffers, Margaret Mary was French, the founder of the Religious Visitation Order, Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was canonize 1920 by Pope Benedict XV
Margaret Clitherow October 21
Patron of business women, Margaret is known as the 'Pearl of York'. She was the daughter of Thomas Middleton, Sheriff of York (1564) and wife of John Clitherow. She kept priests hidden in her home and worshiped in secret and she was martyred. She was canonized in 1970 by John Paul IV
Maria Goretti July 6
Patroness of girls, rape victim and youth.
Maria Goretti was born into a poor family of Italy. Her story surrounds her evasion of a man named Alessandro who was captured and punished for his crimes. He repented while in prison and was present at her canonization in 1950 by Pope Pius XII
Maria Faustina Kowalska October 5,
As the patron of 'Mercy', a sister of Our Lady of Mercy she was the visionary of the Divine Mercy. She died of tuberculosis in 1938 at Krakow, Poland. She was beatified in 1993 and canonized in 2000 by Pope Paul II. Her beatification and canonization were both held the Second Sunday of Easter, the Feast of the Divine Mercy or Mercy Sunday.
Therese of Lisieux October 1
St Therese patron of aviators, missions, missions, florists and Russia, was a Carmelite nun renowned for her instance of 'the little way'. She believed God accepts even the smallest deed (if given from the heart) as well as He accepts the large and elaborate devotion. St. Therese's "Story of a Soul' is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful spiritual works ever written. Also known as 'the little flower of Jesus, St. Therese died at the age of 24 and was canonized in 1927 by Pope Pius XI. She is one of two women declared to be a Doctor of the Church (along with Catherine of Siena)
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