What Are Some Confirmation Blessings?

Catholic confirmation blessings often include quotes from saints, such as St. Paul and St. Ambrose, explains The Catholic Company. Such quotes give inspirational meaning to blessings. One example of this is a quote from St. Aloysius Gonzaga, saying "It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world.” Confirmation blessings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are given by the priesthood to provide for healing, comfort and encouragement, notes the church website.

Another example of a Catholic confirmation blessing comes from St. Padre Pio, stating that "Prayer is the best armor we have, it is the key which opens the heart of God." Another from St. Bruno is, "While the world changes, the cross stands firm." Saint Catherine of Siena also said, "Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire."

Confirmation blessings performed by the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints must comply with stipulated requirements, such as being performed in the name of Jesus Christ, completed only by the authority of the priesthood, and using necessary procedures, such as a prepared text or consecrated oil, states the church website. Some of these blessings include naming and blessing children as well as confirmations. After each confirmation, the ceremony includes a priesthood blessing. Examples of these blessings include often use sections of scripture.