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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…

O Wisdom, O Sapientia


O Wisdom - O Antiphons

O Wisdom that comest out of the mouth of the Most High, that reachest from one end to another, and orderest all things mightily and sweetly, come to teach us the way of prudence!


Latin
O Sapientia, quƦ ex ore Altissimi prodiisti, attingens a fine usque ad finem, fortiter suaviterque disponens omnia: veni ad docendum nos viam prudentiƦ.



In the past we've had chocolate for the "sweetly" part but we have also had a fish dinner because fish is brain food and that goes with wisdom!


  • Chocolates or sweets for desert
  • Fish dinner - brain food!
  • Scripture References: Sirach 24:3; Wisdom 8:1; Isaiah 40:14; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16 

O come, O Wisdom from on high, who orders all things mightily, to us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in her ways to go.




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