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…

My Daily Domestic Clips 04/25/2011 (a.m.)

Update:  I guess you have to purchase the list from the author  - it is NOT free. I got the list from someone in one of my Yahoo Groups.  I have taken the link down, but you can purchse it for $7 with a Paypal or credit card.   http://www.childfluency.com/catholicreadinglist.html
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  1. FYI, I just found out from my homeschool list that we're really supposed to buy this reading list. I'm going to send Maria a check today. http://www.childfluency.com/catholicreadinglist.html

  2. Wow! I got the list from a lady on one of my Yahoo groups, who found it somewhere else. No mention of payment was ever mentioned.

    Usually, when you buysomething like an E-book or list you have to get a code to open after payment with strict instructions not to share the link.

    This link is on the web now and I'm sorry I posted it.


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