Module 4: Guides along the Way

This module leads sponsors into an exploration of the life of Jesus and his works of mercy and then into an inspirational contemplation on the lives of great spiritual women and men, particularly those canonized by the Church as models of the Church’s mission of giving witness to mercy.

Sponsors explore the meaning of the Catholic tradition of saints, the communion of saints, considering saints not as lofty models of unattainable holiness but as our friends and spiritual companions or guides. In the parallel student module, young people are led through a discernment of selecting a saint name as their Confirmation name. (Note: in some dioceses, young people choose a saint name, yet in other dioceses the young people use their baptismal name. Local Confirmation coordinators will communicate the practice of their diocese).