I am still on my journey home to the Catholic Church but have spent a lot of time praying and reading my Bible lately. I have been going into a Catholic church to pray and say the Rosary - whenever I haven’t after daily Mass. However, I would really like to consecrate a place within my house for prayer and devotion along the lines of a home altar as I am bringing my children up Catholic also.
But there is only one obstacle in my way from doing this and that is my husband to-be is a non-Catholic and it is as much his house as it is mine. He is VERY respectful of my journey into the Catholic faith and supports me 100% and also respects my wishes to raise the children Catholic also. I am not sure how best to approach this without offending him or disrespecting him and his beliefs.
He respects that I go to Mass almost everyday before work and also on a Sunday and also gives me space to pray too. How can I approach this situation? I also want to have a wall crucifix in the childrens bedroom but don’t know how to approach that either. My parish priest is off on holiday just now so I cannot ask him for advice on this matter either.
Also, what would one suggest would go on a home altar too please?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
“In the morning let me know your love; for I put my trust in you. Make me know the way I should walk; to you, I lift up my soul.” - PSALM 143:8