Tomorrow, six of our boys will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. That is not bad for a school of about 40! They are good boys, of different ages, backgrounds and relationship with Almighty God. But they desire something... and I think that that is God.
That is a bit obvious, but I do not think that it is at all obvious in the life of a young boy nowadays. If there is a feeling of yearning for the "that which is beyond, above, profoundly deep" however you want to ttry to describe it without using too many words, them it easy to distract yourself with the pomps of this world, and its amusing diversions.
So I thing it is fantastic that these six desire God.
Two chose Blessed John-Paul II as their patron, one St Peter, one St John Mary Vianney, St Ignatius Loyola and Blessed Charles de Foucauld.
Speaking of pomps and ceremonies, I made a throne for the Bishop.
We like our Bishop.