Most of my Confirmation was preparation for the celebration. My grade 5 teacher at public school happened to be a nun. We were in good hands.
I remember discussing different themes for our event. I put up my hand and for some reason at that age I was really shy and barely said the word “vent vivant”. The teacher asked me to repeat and I said it again in a low voice. Finally she said speak up and I said it loud enough” vent vivant”. The teacher picked that theme.
Our theme for the class was “vent vivant” wind alive. I made a boat out of wood. My father hammered nails to make a railing around the boat. And I painted it silver. It was about 2 feet long by 1 foot wide.
Every week we talked about something new. When preparation classes were nearing the end I asked my aunt to be my sponsor and she agreed. I got a new blue dress that my mother bought. My grandfather bought me a necklace with a dove within a circle. Monseigneur Chiasson was the bishop at the time and presided at the ceremony. I got my picture taken and I was confirmed into the church at Cathedral Notre Dame l’Assomption.
I would love to hear your stories of being confirmed. Please share.