Are you a convert?


#1

I converted once: from atheist to Catholic


#2

[quote=abcdefg]I converted once: from atheist to Catholic
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I wasn’t sure exactly how to answer so I put Converted twice. I was born an raised a Catholic. Then had a pride issue at age 24 and left & went Southern Baptist (I never really fit in there) for about 13 years. Then I grew up and came back to mother Church and here I will stay until my last breath.:slight_smile:


#3

I answered Converted Once,but are we not all called to CONTINUAL CONVERSION?

I was received Easter Vigil 2004, but I find that my life from that point on is a day by day conversion of heart, soul and mind. Please tell me that will never stop :eek:


#4

Former Baptist, who entered the church six years ago. My daughter (17) enterered last year and my son (15) just came in this Saturday (woohoo). They both were baptized as Baptist. My newborn son will not get to be a convert as he is being baptized next week.


#5

Yes I am a convert. I was baptised and received into the church** just 2 days ago**. I’m still floating pretty high over it. I don’t remember smiling like this since my wedding day! I really can’t wait for mass next week, is that normal? :slight_smile: :):amen:


#6

I was raised Methoidst and came into the Church Easter 2004. I’m still growing, but it is easier to grow when you’re home.


#7

Not a convert. Born into the faith. Fell from Grace once, in my prideful youth. Didn’t think I needed God.

Boy, was I wrong! :o

I’m back with His vengence! LOL! :smiley:


#8

Raised Southern Baptist, turned Anglican at 21, turned total papist at 26, wouldn’t leave the Barque of Peter for anything.


#9

[quote=mommy]Yes I am a convert. I was baptised and received into the church** just 2 days ago**. I’m still floating pretty high over it. I don’t remember smiling like this since my wedding day! I really can’t wait for mass next week, is that normal? :slight_smile: :):amen:
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WELCOME! and I hope that it will ALWAYS be normal for you. Some may lose that “high” but speaking for myself, I certainly look forward to it each and every week. The Cathedral, were I attend mass is 30 minutes away and if it were a little closer, I would be going multiple times a week. We have a Catholic church only a mile away, but I question some of what the Priest does and because I want to know that I am in communion with the Holy Church, I go to the Cathedral. At the closer church, my son was attending confirmation class and I was present for one of the initial classes. The Priest addressed the class and told them that it is a requirement to serve as Extraordinary Ministers (cupbearers for the Body and Blood of Christ) at a Mass prior to their Confirmation. He even went on to say that technically, he was not supposed to do that but that he would make an exception in their case. Currently, our area is without a Bishop because Bishop Kmiec (our former Bishop) was transferred to Buffalo, NY. I have gone to the Diocesan Administrator (who is in charge until the new Bishop arrives) with my concern and he is in agreement that the Priest cannot make these types of “exceptions” and he will be bringing it to the attention of the new Bishop when he arrives. Besides this issue, I question other observations that I have seen since moving to this parish and rather than take the chance that my children and I are being instructed incorrectly, I take them to the Cathedral.
Sorry, about branching off topic here. Again, welcome and may your hunger for the truth of God and His Church never be fully quenched!:smiley:


#10

[quote=Subrosa]Not a convert. Born into the faith. Fell from Grace once, in my prideful youth. Didn’t think I needed God.

Boy, was I wrong! :o
I’m back with His vengence! LOL! :smiley:
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Mee too!


#11

[quote=mommy]Yes I am a convert. I was baptised and received into the church** just 2 days ago**. I’m still floating pretty high over it. I don’t remember smiling like this since my wedding day! I really can’t wait for mass next week, is that normal? :slight_smile: :):amen:
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Yes completly normal! I remeber my Easter Vigil 3 years ago. Yeah it was kinda like a honeymoon period. I wish I could go back to that emotional high. Much like marriage you have your ups and downs spiritually as time goes by so rember this good time to get you though the spirtual dryness that comes with life’s challenges.
But I think there is something extra special about being an adult convert that we more than anyone else choose to be catholic by our free willn Not to diss the cradle catholics as they do choose to be cathlic also but they have some extreme advantages they us converts don’t. I think we have some extra challenges to overcome and are awarded for that challenge at Easter Vigil and the rest of our lives.


#12

[quote=Church Militant]Mee too!
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***Cool!!! :dancing: ***


#13

I converted into the Catholic Chruch via the RCIA in the early 90s, fell away a few years later and returned a little over a year ago though a program called “Remembering” that our parish has to help fallen away Catholics return. So, I picked that I converted twice.


#14

[quote=Maccabees]Yes completly normal! I remeber my Easter Vigil 3 years ago. Yeah it was kinda like a honeymoon period. I wish I could go back to that emotional high. Much like marriage you have your ups and downs spiritually as time goes by so rember this good time to get you though the spirtual dryness that comes with life’s challenges.
But I think there is something extra special about being an adult convert that we more than anyone else choose to be catholic by our free willn Not to diss the cradle catholics as they do choose to be cathlic also but they have some extreme advantages they us converts don’t. I think we have some extra challenges to overcome and are awarded for that challenge at Easter Vigil and the rest of our lives.
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Yes it definately was like a wedding and honeymoon. Before, and after the mass, was just all smiles, and hugs between all the candidates, catechumens, team members, etc. The mass was was filled with smiles and a real sense of occassion. My entire Easter day was filled with my relatives’ best wishes for me.

I remember sitting in the pew on Good Friday as my whole family went up for communion. I was thinking "this is the last time that I’ll sit here…"and was filled with joy!


#15

I am also joining the church this year, our priest has chosen for our RCIA class to receive the sacrament of Confirmation from the Bishop when he is here to confirm the Confirmation class on the 10th of April, so I still have about 2 weeks before I’m confirmed. Father did give me the gift of receiving First Holy Communion when my marriage was blessed on St. Blaise Day.

My husband is a revert and will also be confirmed on the 10th, we’re really looking forward to receiving the sacrament together.

Jamie


#16

I joined the Catholic church on Saturday! :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

I was baptized, received First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. It was the most Glorious Easter I’ve ever had. :slight_smile: I am so happy to finally realize the true meaning of Easter. It’s been a wonderful journey so far and I pray it will continue to be. My class starts Mystagogy this Sunday! It’s feels so good to actually stay during the whole mass when Sunday gets here. Being dismissed was great because we studied the word and talked about the homily, but I kept having that longing to stay.
How Glorious it was to Finally receive JESUS!
When we were waiting for the procession to begin, I almost started having a panic attack. I was so excited and nervous. When we were standing in front I was okay. I got baptized and could just feel the joy start to flow. But when I got Confirmed! That hit me, I started crying with joy. I’m such an emotionally person. Then when everyone was confirmed (4 adults) we had the honor of bringing the gifts forward.
We had a reception after Mass and everyone was just talking and joyful. It was great.

May everyone always know the true meaning behind Easter.


#17

[quote=UA_Catholic]I was raised Methoidst and came into the Church Easter 2004. I’m still growing, but it is easier to grow when you’re home.
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I was raised a heathen, became a Methodist in 2001 and converted to Catholicism Easter. Like mommy I am still in a state of euphoria. Only the Terri Schiavo issue is weighing on my heart. But from a religious point of view I am so happy and wish I’d done this years ago. I joined the Methodist church, not knowing much about it. The people were warm, the theology was cold. I am truly home

Lisa N


#18

I was baptized a Methodist (my mother’s church), confirmed in the Episcopal Church (my father’s church) and joined the Catholic Church in 1997. That was the happiest day of my life! I feel like I’m truly home, now.


#19

This July will be 20 years since my conversion. I think I see in another post where the person attended the Cathedral in Nashville. Thats where my conversion began. Ill never forget walking into the Cathedral of the Incarnation on the west end of Nashville and being completely overwelmed. My actually being recieved into the Church was in the Diocese of Charleston. 20 years and counting!!!


#20

I put that I’ve never converted. I think that’s correct.

I am a cradle catholic, grew up in church and catholic grade school and High Schoo. Loved my faith.

Went to college, found an “interfaith” fellowship group, thought Hey!, this will be good for me. Keep my faith alive on campus, as well as learn from others.

I participated in Catholic Church less and less, not quite on purpose, but a slow gradual disconnection. Fell in love with non-catholic girl, later on she finally realized I was Catholic. (she knew, but didn’t know I meant it :o) )

She really interogated me well, and while we eventually split up, I’ll always have to thank her. Because the more she asked and questioned, the more I learned about Catholicism, the more I believed. And know I’m very much involved with my church (mass, youth program, etc…) and feel like I’m “home”. :o)

I’m not sure if it’s a conversion back, or what, I learned a lot from the interfaith group (only catholic there :wink: ) but definately feel at home.


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