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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…

11th Day of Christmas

Eleven Pipers Piping
The Eleven pipers piping refers to the eleven Apostles who were faithful to Jesus.
1) Peter
St Peter
 2) Andrew
St Andrew
3) James
St. James the Greater
4) John
St. John
5) Thomas
St Thomas the Apostle
6) Matthew
St. Matthew
7) Phillip

st. phillip
8) Bartholomew
Statue of St. Bartholomew at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, California
9.  James
St James (the lesser)
10.  Jude Thaddus
Statue of St. Jude Thaddeus (socha sv. Juda Tadeáše)
11. Simon

St Simon

Here is a nice little poem to help you remember the names of the apostles:
Peter, Adrew, James and John
Fishermen of Caperneum
Thomas and St. Matthew too,
Phillip and Bartholomew
James and his brother Thadeus
Simon and the one called Judas,
Twelve disciples here in all
following the Master's call.




 








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