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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…

Nativity of the Blessed Mother

Usually for Marian Feast Days the kids and I make a "white dinner." Everything is white in honor of Mary.

Since I knew we would be crazy busy today, we celebrated on the Eve of the feast with white chilli and a white cake.

This year I wanted to decorate for the Feast, so Izzy made some homemade foil stars, 12 of them, and we hung them around our statue of the Blessed Mother. This statue is one from my family home. I remember it in my grandmother's house when I was growing up and then I got it after my mom passed last year. I'm glad my children are going to grow up with her. (I just need to touch up a few nicks!)


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