August 8, 2007 at 7:45 pm #2187
My name is Teresa and I going to start RCIA classes in Septmeber.
I grew up with my irreligious father and Catholic stepmother. The only times we went to church were for holidays. We attended Sacred Heart in Portland, Oregon. I only have found memories of that church.
As an adult I have studied various religions, was atheist, agnostic, etc. Nothing ever rang true for me.
Then out of the blue I started thinking about my stepmother and the Catholic church. I have been considering myself atheist for a few years now, but I’m not comfortble with that term really. I didn’t know what I was.
Until the memories of the church came back to me and I prayed about it, and prayed and studied and learned more about the church, then started attending the only Catholic churh in my area. AND I love it. I feel like I am at home. It’s an amazing feeling.
While looking for more info I found this site through google. I would love to learn more from you mamas.
Looking forward to talking with you all.
Oh, my husband considers himself a strong atheist, but my daughter s so welcoming of the church and attends mass with me.August 8, 2007 at 9:52 pm #3717
Welcome!!! Not just to this site but to the faith! I always ehjoy hearing conversion stories.
There are alot of amazing women with great faith and lots of experience on this site. I’m sure you will enjoy it!August 8, 2007 at 10:35 pm #3718
I’ve been reading quite a bit and learning a lot just from this board- yeah!August 9, 2007 at 5:01 pm #3719
love to hear about your journey
glad you are hereAugust 9, 2007 at 5:11 pm #3720
First off congratulations on starting to make this wonderful journey. I just entered the Church this last Easter and it was amazing. I find Mass to be awe inspiring every single time I go.August 9, 2007 at 5:40 pm #3721
Hi Teresa!! What a holy and beautiful name you have! I am a convert of 2 years and NEVER thought Id be Catholic. Its amazing how when we are open to the truth it will literally set us free! I am still learning so much and I actually want to be the kind of Catholic who never stops learning. Im so glad you found the site and of course the Catholic church. Welcome to the greatest and most fulfilling journey of your life! The Lord will surely bless you for bringing your daughter to the faith and we’ll be keeping your husband in our prayers! Many blessings, Gina N.August 13, 2007 at 1:36 am #3722
My husband was not raised in any kind of faith. He attended RCIA classes 2 years ago and was baptized, recieved communion and was confirmed at the same time. It’s embarrsing to admit that his faith is stronger than mine and I have been raised Catholic. It seems that those that enter the church as adults have such a strong faith and passion. It’s amazing.
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