6.06.2015

My Roamin' Catholic Faith

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9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is a beautiful testimony to your faith. I've never roamed away but am Roman Catholic. I entered the church as a 21 year old and was baptized there, married there, had my children baptized there and buried my husband there. Now many of my grandchildren have been baptized there. I did see some changes along the way as shortly after I was baptized Vatican II happened. And I think that was all for the good.

Deb said...

Thanks so much for sharing your faith! I love this post.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Beautiful and uplifting post Mare. I love seeing that your parents still get to go.

Retired Knitter said...

I was raised Roman Catholic. I self identify as Roman Catholic to this day - even though I am a long period of roaming now.

I think this questioning and searching is more common than you would think. While I was mom's caregiver I had an 8 year period of being present for mom in the church. It wasn't really a "return." But I was there for her. My last 3 years of my working life I worked for a convent of women religious. It was the best job I ever held. But a true return to the religion of my youth ... not really.

My upbringing did leave me with an unshakeable knowledge that there is a God. He walked by my side all those caregiving years when I was struggling greatly. I think he still walks with me. But I find God in ways other than organized religion. I find him in people, in nature, in animals in all things of this world. Will I return to the organized side of my faith? Hard to know. It doesn't pull at me now. But God pulls at me everyday.

Wonderful post.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I think it is a blessing from Christ that there are so many Christ centered denominations around worshiping one Holy Trinity in different ways. He knows we are each different and even go through many seasons in our lives. The best thing, always, we can do for our children is to pray for them. Especially once they are grown. We can't be with them and influence them in everything, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, He can.
Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I am not Catholic but I so get this, I am Anglican but I have been through the same type of phases in my life so as I said I get this

Manny said...

What a lovely post. It took me a while to return to my Catholic faith, but I never did stray into any of the Protestant denominations. I had a period of atheism, and then agnosticism, and then back to Catholicism. If Christianity was true, then there was only one tradition that I could belong to. God bless.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

What a lovely and inspiring post about your spiritual journey. It's different from mine only in that the churches are different. Otherwise, very much like my own experience, and especially relating to our children. I think it's sad when parents don't give their children any religious instruction saying they want them to "make up their own minds." Sharing our faith and beliefs with our children isn't meant to indoctrinate them as much as it's meant to anchor them. And when they stray, there's something for them to return to.

Patricia Cates said...

Love this ! Thank you for sharing such a personal experience. I too can relate.