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…

Triumph of the Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows some links!

Today is the Exaltation of the Cross.

A good friend lent me a cake mold in the shape of the cross and I hope to make a cross cake tomorrow. I'd like to do some art work involving the cross tomorrow as well, but I'll have to see how it goes. Luckily Gabe is scheduled to serve mass tomorrow morning and so we will get to attend mass on this glorious feast!

Here are some links to inspire you on this day where we remember the work of the Christ on his cross.

Triumph of the Cross and Our Lady of Sorrows : Family in Feast and Feria

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