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…

The last day of November- the month of prayer for our beloved dead.

Father Lovasik's TREASURY OF PRAYER. has a beautiful rosary for the Poor Souls that is very appropriate for this day, or anytime we pray the rosary.

1st decade: My Saviour, I offer You this first decade for the souls of all my relatives, through the Precious Blood which You shed for them in Your agony in the Garden of Olives. Good Jesus have mercy on them.

2nd decade: My Saviour, I offer You this second decade for the souls of all those who have shown me kindness through the Precious Blood which You shed for them in Your scourging.

3rd decade: My Saviour, for the souls of those whom I have at any time offended and for the souls that are forgotten, I offer You this third decade through the Precious Blood which You shed for them in carrying Your Cross to Calvary. Good Jesus have mercy on them.

4th decade: My Saviour, I offer You this fourth decade for the souls of my friends and companions, through the Precious Blood which You poured fourth upon the Cross and through the sorrows which Mary, our loving Mother endured at the foot of the Cross, Good Jesus have mercy on them.

5th decade: My Saviour, I offer You this fifth decade for the soul of (N.N.) I offer You for this soul so dear to me the Precious Blood and the sacred water from Your Heart, pierced by the lance. Good Jesus, open to this soul the gate of heaven, and grant me grace to be reunited with it forever in heaven.








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