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Mr. O'Dea's eyes roll in his head when he tells us that with Confirmation we will become part of Divinity. We will have the Gifts of the Holy Ghost: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, the Fear of the Lord. Priests and masters tell us Confirmation means you're a true soldier of the church and that entitles you to die and be a martyr in case we're invaded by Protestants or Mahommedans or any other class of a heathen.

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Source Notes: Angela's Ashes (chapter 8) (1996).

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