I have recently returned to the Church, after thirty years. I spent many years outside of any chuch but I ultimately landed in a conservative Presbyterian church where I joined as a member 12 years ago. I married my wife in that church 11 years ago. After much study and seeking, I returned to the true Church. I have received the Rite of Reconciliation and have begun attending Mass. My wife is a life long Presbyterian. I am praying the Holy Spirit will use my example to lead her to the Church - she knows how much effort (years) I put into my study and research, and generally trusts my decisions.
I have just learned of the concept of convalidation, and was wondering how this impacts my situation. I am concerned how my wife will receive the news if it is determined that we do not have a valid marriage. Could you also explain the process of convalidation?
Thank you for your response.