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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…

St. Patrick's Day


St. Patrick's Breastplate
Originally uploaded by Loci Lenar


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!


St Patrick, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin #8 Picture courtesy of Dominotic on Flickr

Tonight we are having a pretty low-key St. Patrick's Day celebration. I am making corned beef in the crock pot a la A Year of Slow Cooking! and Izzy is decorating a cake.  We are also hoping to watch St. Patrick the Irish Legend on Netflix. 



Here are some pictures of crafts and goodies we have done in years past.
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From 2007
and these delightful cookies and saint. 

St. Patrick surrounded


St. Patrick drivin the snakes from Ireland


St. Patrick's Day Cookies


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and cupcakes from last year!

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Decorating with books!
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St. Patrick Cupcakes
St. Patrick - History
St. Patrick Doll
St. Patrick Film
St. Patrick's Day Craft from Karen'ts Adventures in Mommyland
St. Patrick's Day - Cottage Blessings. 
St. Patrick's Day Crafts
St. Patrick's Day Books and Crafts
St. Patricks crafts and lessons
Loveliness of St. Patrick's Day
Shower of Roses St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day Sacred Music
Unit Study- Saint Patrick Knowledge Quest


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