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 Sheenazing Picks!

The Sheenazing Awards end tonight.  If you haven't had a chance to look at the categories and the nominees, now would be a good time! They are hosted by Bonnie over at The Knotted Life.

I've been blogging a long time.  Like - over 10 years. And the Catholic Blogosphere has changed greatly.  But it's still around and in many ways it's more exciting than ever.

And as Bonnie says, another purpose of these awards is to appreciate the late, great Bishop Fulton Sheen. If you're unfamiliar with Bishop Sheen, here's a little introduction!

 So if you'd be so kind, hop over to the Knotted Life    and vote!

Daniel Bearman - cause any guy who can get zombies into a post about Catholicism has got my vote!

Small Things has my vote for best looking blog.  Her photos are lovely.

Passionate Perseverance  for most inspiring. This lady shared her daughter's life and death with her readers while keeping her grace and dignity. This blog is a great read!

I'm nominated for Lifestyle and Best Under appreciated

Little Catholic Bubble - for Smartest Blog - just read the piece she did on the Pope and Rabbits!

Adam's Ale - belongs to my pastor, a priest who loves his parish with all his heart and I think it shows on his postings.

Like Mother Like Daughter for coolest blogger

Catholic Bloggers Network - Best Group Blog

Lacy from Catholic Icing for Miss Congeniality!

Catholic Stuff You should Know - Best Podcast