Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Living a Life of Loveliness

Some of you may remember that elsewhere in the blogisphere are the Blogs of Beauty Carnivals.

If that appealed you, you might want to check out the new Loveliness Fairs. You can read more about it here.
Real Learning: Living a Life of Loveliness

This is a lot like the Carnivals of Beauty but with a Catholic flavor. The first fair had quite a few entries too which is good. So grab a cup of tea, coffee or diet coke and get comfie - between these two carnivals there's a lot of reading to do!