On Sunday I was received into the Roman Catholic church, at St Peter’s in Eynsham. Lovely Louise, and the ‘newly engaged’ Stephen, were my sponsors.
During the Confirmation ceremony, the Priest addresses the candidate by their “Confirmation Name”. This is a saint’s name, who you will pray to for help and guidance. I choose Gertrude of Nivelles (NOT because she’s patron saint of cats, but for other worthier reasons :-)…).
Many thanks to everyone who came, or held me in their thoughts and prayers. It was a very special day.