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…

A Great Children's Bible Story Book - My latest on Catholicmom.com

I drifted away from the church in my early adult years. But when I reverted to my Catholic faith, I couldn’t wait to learn everything I could about it. My husband and I started studying the Bible. But when I found something that I didn’t quite understand, or if I just wanted to get the gist of a story, I dug into my children’s Bible storybooks again.
This is how I taught my own children as well. We would read the storybooks and then look at all of the pictures and maps. Now I have the pleasure of sharing those Bible storybooks with my granddaughter. It’s great watching her turn the pages and studying each picture. All of these old stories are new to her, and her curiosity renews them for me too! In fact, I have quite a collection of Bible storybooks for her to choose from now.

Read the rest at http://catholicmom.com/2019/01/15/the-power-of-a-childrens-bible-storybook/

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