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…

Vintage Hearts in my Home

We had these two prints in my home of Jesus and Mary for as long as I could remember. They were my grandmothers and then after my grandfather died they went to my mother. She kept them for a time in her home in New Mexico and then brought them up with her to Ohio. After she passed last year they were all of her things and I found them. They now hang in my daughters' room, hanging on the wall overlooking their beds. Rosie says she smiles at Mary every night before she goes to sleep.
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