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The moment I knew I had to be Catholic

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    United States
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  2. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

    United States
    It’s always interesting to find out what attracts converts to the faith.
  3. Colin

    Colin Senior Veteran

    United Kingdom
    UK - SNP
    Being baptised aged 3 weeks I had no "conversion experience" , but this is a little story about my mum .

    She too was baptised as a baby , went through the "sacramental programmes" at Catholic school , but was never brought up by my grandparents to go to church .

    She was a weaver in the local cotton mills , but in the 1930s depression trade was bad and many of the weavers were laid off .

    My mum got a job as a maid in the town's main hotel . She was allowed home after tea but had to be back at the hotel for 10 pm to sleep there and be ready for an early start the following morning , lighting fires , preparing breakfasts etc .

    Sunday was the only morning when they could stay in bed a bit longer .

    My mum shared her bedroom with a lass from Scotland who did not have a lie-in on Sundays , but got up to go the 10 minute walk along the road for 7 o'clock Mass at the Sacred Heart church .

    This got my mum wondering . As she used to tell me , "I thought I had better see if there is anything in this ."

    So she began going to church with this Scottish lady , and she continued to go , and gradually the rest of the family started to go to church .

    In WW2 , when my dad was on leave from the army , my parents were married at the Sacred Heart church where my dad had been a faithful parishioner all his life .

    In 1991 , their Golden Wedding anniversary , at the same time and on the same spot they knelt for a Mass of thanksgiving where they had married each other 50 years previously . And I was privileged to be server at the Mass .

    I never knew the name of that Scottish lass .