Login Register

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]   
Author Message
 Post subject: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:37 pm 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Posts: 1
Religion: Catholic
Hi from England. I listened to Steve Rays testimony on Youtube this afternoon and it was great. I come from a long line of Anglicans with a few Catholic relatives. Like most English we were forcibly converted after Henry the Eighth Failed to get a divorce from one of his 8 wives in the 1500's. Henry fell out with the Pope and made himself head of the Church of England and got his divorce. I met my wife 23 years ago and she was a Catholic she didnt force her faith on me at all. She went to weekly mass so I asked her can I go as well. I felt ashamed I didnt know the apostles crede the prayers except the Our Father so I learnt them. I quickly picked up the order of mass, the Hail Mary but still I wasnt a Catholic. I went through a nervous breakdown a few years after marraige and I picked up my wifes Rosary I would lie on my bed and pray the Rosary continually, quickly I improved and returned to work in a new job. My favourite prayers became to the Saints and these helped my daily life and marraige. My eventual fatherhood was hepled by faith in God through my new Catholic Faith I visted Catholic Churches all the time and Prayed. My Parents had no problem with my Catholic faith even though they were Protestants. My mother loved Pope John Paul the 2nd had a Rosary and had many Catholic Friends from Childhood, she had been bought up in Weslyn Chapels but went with girls to Confession in her Youth and her family had Benefictine Monk friends. The prejudice of demonition had not been part or her life and neither with my dad all his old Army pals were Catholic Boys. To cut a long stort short I had heard prejudice from one Anglican friend but I realised he new nothing real about the Catholic Church infact it was as Steve says just incorrect. Strangley enough a former Sikh friend now a Christian Reformed Church pasteur supported me and showed complete undstanding to my new faith. I love the Catholic Church, The Rosary, The Sacrements, The Holy Mass and the pilgrimages. I realuswd I was a Catholic in Waiting in my Youth so I could have had a Vocation


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:33 pm 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:47 am
Posts: 8173
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: Third Order Lay Carmelite
Thank you for sharing all that about yourself, Catholic Convert!

Welcome to DCF....

Peace,

Dorothy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:56 pm 
Offline
Citizen
Citizen

Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:25 am
Posts: 285
Religion: Catholic
Thank you for telling your story. May God always be with you.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:11 pm 
Offline
Handmaids of the Lord
Handmaids of the Lord
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:43 pm
Posts: 14244
Location: West of Pittsburgh, PA
Religion: Catholic
:wave Hi, Depeyre! Welcome to the board.

_________________
"Do not conform yourself to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:28 pm 
Offline
Our Lady's Gladiator
Our Lady's Gladiator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 7:26 am
Posts: 104197
Location: Revelation 11:19-12:1
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus
welcome to our slice of cyberspace depeyre ... enjoy your stay

if you haven't already, get steve ray's book, crossing the tiber it's a must read for us converts

tiber swim team

'97 alum

_________________
All Marian devotion begins with Christ,is centered on Christ,and ends with Christ.
As Mary brought Jesus to us,so shall She bring us to Jesus!


De Maria numquam satis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:50 am 
Offline
Eminent
Eminent
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 11:59 am
Posts: 16706
Religion: Католик
Welcome to DCF!

_________________
ABORTUS NECNON INFANTICIDIUM NEFANDA SUNT CRIMINA.

Abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes. (Gaudium et Spes, 51)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:59 pm 
Offline
There Can Be Only One
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:44 pm
Posts: 13016
Location: Nuevo Mexico
Religion: Catholic
Hola! Y feliz navidad!

Feel free to leap in on the threads here. Waiting patiently, although your choice, will not bring you renown. And, as a newbie, if you get trampled by some of the more boisterous 'round here, don't be put off. We all get trampled.

_________________
Where’er the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s music and laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!
~Hilaire Belloc

Semper Fi!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Catholic Convert
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:39 am 
Offline
Master
Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:20 pm
Posts: 2328
Location: Fort Worth
Religion: Catholic
Welcome to the forum. :wave

_________________
Everything in the universe has its being not only from God but also toward God.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1   [ 8 posts ]   


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


Jump to: