Saturday, December 05, 2009
This weekend marks the most important time in my life..
It was 5 years ago this weekend that I read three books (Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic - Rome Sweet Home - Surprised By Truth Vol. 1) that changed my entire life and enlightened my mind/heart toward the Catholic Church. Last night, Friday night, 5 years ago, my husband came home, we cracked open a couple of beers and he proceeded to tell me that he was going to "go back" to the Catholic Church (the faith of his youth) and he told me with some trepidation, knowing how anti Catholic I'd once been. We continued the conversation over steak at a nearby watering hole and a few more beers. Sat morning, I delved into the 1st book (in the order above). Sunday, the 2nd. Monday, after reading Surprised By Truth, I could hardly wait to go to Mass!!! That week I also wanted a rosary and completely 'blew my husband away!' The vigil of the Immaculate Conception was our first Mass as "reverts" and our 5th anniversary 'HOME in Rome!" What a 5 years it's been! Overflowing gratitude is all I feel today, this weekend, and I know Tuesday, the 8th, will be one JOYFUL day as I remember my first complete day as a 'new Catholic!' It is with deep and profound fondness I recall our return Home, to Blessed, Beloved, Holy Mother Church. Never to leave her again, I pray. Never to be separated from Her loving arms, protection and graces. If you've been thinking of returning to the Church, DO! If you're thinking of becoming a Catholic, DO! Read those three books and ask God to reveal to you the complete Truth. He will!