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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…

My Introduction to Homeschooling Presentation to New Homeschoolers

Over the weekend I gave a presentation to new homeschoolers entitled, Introduction to Catholic Home Education. It was specific to the State of Ohio. We didn't have a huge turn out, but the group that showed up learned a lot I think had a good time. We certainly had a great time presenting it. I am embedding two parts of my talk here. The other links are unlisted, but if anyone is interested in them, please contact me and I'll be glad to send you the links.

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