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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…

Simple Woman




Outside my window...

Photo via Lost in the Woods on Flickr



I am thinking...
My baby girl is going to be confirmed on Friday.  Confirmed.  An adult in the church and also a full member of the Catholic Church.  Didn't she just make her first communion?
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I am thankful ...
my family and for Mr. Pete.  We have grown up together, and raised a family together and now we are hopefully going to grow old together.  I look forward to the adventure.

From the learning rooms...










  • Reading Patron Saint of First Communicants: The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100) to Rosie. 








  • From the kitchen...
    Chicken dinner tonight, pancakes for Wednesday during Lent, probably tacos Thursday and then a big Mac and cheese/fish dinner for Izzy's confirmation dinner.


    I am wearing...
    Black pants, grey shirt and pink hoodie jacket.



    I am creating...
    a clean home and order for the big dinner on Friday night. Izzy's sponsor is coming over as are extended family and friends.


    I am going...
    to be lucky to get one workout in this week.  Hoping to get in a walk during piano lessons.



    I am reading...


    For Lent!
    Also got Scott Hahn's new Lenten book for my Kindle.


    I am hearing...
    the buzzing in my ears, he hum of the computer.


    A Picture to share...

    St. Sebastian's Confirmation 2007

    A picture of the church for confirmation a few years ago.  It is always a big deal when the bishop comes for confirmation!


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