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…

How we celebrated the Feast of the Assumption

There are lots of really great ideas for celebrating feast days on line - but sometimes due to the demands of family life, simple is better. Such was the way for us this year with the Feast of the Assumption. Mr. Pete is working two jobs 16 hour days so that kind of puts a damper on the celebration part. Nonetheless Izzy prepared this beautiful cake for the feast day.

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and when all else fails, at least have a lovely table or Marian shrine. I used the statue that I inherited from my mother, that she inherited from her mother and that I am sure is 60 years old if not older! I backed that up with the lovely rose special at the local grocery store that I got a deal on with my loyalty card!

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That with a brief review of what the feast really means helped to seal it into young minds and hearts.

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