The treatment was prolonged, so much so that the time for the general confirmation having arrived, there was a fear that Eugene would not be able to take part. His Eminence Cardinal Archbishop Costa, Archbishop of Turin, had the goodness to suggest confirming him in private. But it proved unnecessary to have resort to this kindness, and the child was confirmed with all the others on Trinity Sunday 1792, in the tiny church adjacent to the Archbishop’s palace.
Eugene’s attraction to piety sustained him throughout the time he spent in the college. It showed itself in the pleasure he always showed for religious ceremonies.
Diary of the Exile in Italy, EO XVI p. 30
We have seen that from the time just before his Confirmation, Eugene was aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit to whom he turned with confidence to obtain strength and courage in a frightening moment. This awareness of the importance of the Holy Spirit never left him. We find many references in his writings.
Robert Michel notes: “Once he became a bishop, the Founder would take most seriously his mission of “conferring the Spirit” to the faithful through the Sacrament of Confirmation. In the wake of the Revolution, a large number of Christians of all ages had not received this sacrament. In his pastoral letter of 1844, he wrote: “[…]
We made it a point of going on every occasion to confer the Spirit on those among them who, until that point, had neglected to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.”
“Holy Spirit” in the Dictionary of Oblate Values http://www.omiworld.org/dictionary.asp?v=9&ID=1047&let=H&pag=3
“Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.” Charles Stanley