At baptism, you received the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are strengthened during the Sacrament of Confirmation. Here is a recap of the spiritual gifts of the Spirit:

  • WISDOM to see the world — not from my own perspective — but as God sees it.
  • UNDERSTANDING to recognize that what lies below the surface is sometimes more powerful than what appears to be obvious.
  • JUDGMENT to know the difference between right and wrong.
  • COURAGE, or FORTITUDE, to stand up for what is right.
  • KNOWLEDGE to always seek the truth.
  • REVERENCE, or PIETY, to recognize what is holy and sacred.
  • WONDER and AWE, previously called fear of the Lord, to discover deeper appreciation of the mystery of life.