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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…

Elizabeth Taylor - Taming of the Shrew



Elizabeth Taylor passed away today. I'm old enough to remember when she and Richard Burton were on all the tabloids staring back at me when I went to the grocery store with my grandparents for the weekly stock up!

Taylor and Burton starred in a version of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. I remembered it as a kid and I watched it recently on VHS from the library.  It is very enjoyable and laugh-out-loud funny in places! If you have students in your homeschool (or even in regular school) you might enjoy watching this with them.

Elizabeth Taylor will surely be missed!




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