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…

Veteran's Day - the Five LaVictoire Brothers served in World War II

I have a special treat to share this year thanks to my cousin-in-law, Mr. Tim Hernandez.

This is a newspaper story about the five LaVictoire brothers Isadore, Albert, James, Lawrence and Clarence (Mr. Pete's father and four uncles) who all served in World War II. It was such a treasure to find this!!

LaVictoire Brothers from Mt. Morris

A couple of things in the story really speak out to me. Mrs. LaVictoire was 51 - two years younger than I am now. I marvel at her bravery in having five of her children over seas serving our country in such a brutal war.

Also, I never had a chance to meet Clarence because he died in the 1950s from suicide. But I think my Sam looks a bit like him, including his blond good looks. I sort of like that idea.

But mainly I note what was not written in the paper, that they were loved and cared for, and that four of the men went on to live out lives of prosperity from hard work and supportive loving families. And we honor their memories and sadly still grieve their loss.

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