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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…

Lenten Links

Just to get you started - here are my links for Lent and Easter.  I'll be adding more as time permits and they will be placed in my Lent links pages.  Enjoy!




Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras
From Daniel Bean
What is Shrove Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday




Lenten Reading
40 Days to a More Organized Home
The Great Lent
Lent
Lent with Children
And Jesus Wept
Happy Catholic Reading List
Falling in Love with Lent Again
The Meat Police
Coffee and my Inner Jesuit
Loveliness of Lent

Lenten Recipes
Hula Pizza
Fasting Bread for Lent
Tasty Tuna Casserole  from the Simple Dollar Blog
What's for Dinner!!

Lenten Resources
The Anchoress -Lots of Links
Saving the Rest of Lent
Pick Me Ups for the Homeschooling Mom
40 Ways to Improve your Lent
40 Ways to Get More out of Lent
Holy Heroes!
More resources for Kids

Examination of Conscience
Mother's Examination of Conscience
Children's Examination of Conscience
Examination of Conscience for School Children
Father Hardon Examination of Conscience
Father Alberione Examination of Conscience

Lenten Arts and Crafts
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2009/03/some-of-our-favorite-things-to-do-for.html
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2008/02/grace-under-pressure.html
Crown of Thorns Recipe
Good Deed Bracelet
The Last Supper




Lent In My Domestic Church
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/search/label/Lent
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2012/02/simple-woman_20.html
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2009/03/another-lenten-practice-for-domestic.html
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2009/03/simple-woman.html
http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/2009/02/simple-woman_23.html



Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross
Way of the Cross for Holy Souls in Purgatory
Cukierski Family Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross Reflections
St.Francis Stations of the Cross

The Triduum
Holy Thursday
The Learning Experience of Holy Week


Easter
When is Easter









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