Thursday, September 27, 2012

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
~Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Best Days Are A Head Of Me

I'm a Catholic.  It's as much a part of me as I am a woman, mother, wife, daughter, sibling, friend, American with Polish ethnicity.  It is who I am.  I never could think of myself any other way.  Yes..there was an extended time in my life where I strayed away from the Church but I always considered myself a Catholic.  As I grew older... I felt the need... not to just consider myself a Catholic but I wanted to understand Catholicism.  Through out my life I've heard so much negativity about the Church.  I wanted to understand Her from it's beginning and this led me to snoop around to as early as the first century and learn about The Early Church Fathers.  The pieces of the puzzle finally started to fit together.  I've been inspired to persevere and to learn through the teaching of tradition, scripture, Catholic TV, Catholic Radio, movies, books, the saints and conversion stories.  I love conversion and reversion stories. They're about people that take it upon themselves to learn the truth.  Ultimately this leads them to Catholicism compared to those that don't take the time to learn about this rich, beautiful and ancient faith but are sure to have an opinion on it.  One of my favorite conversion stories is about a former Pentecostal Minister named Alex Jones and how he found his way to the Catholic Church. It would take a bold move for him to convert to Catholicism and he'd have a lot to lose. He could not resist his quest for truth though and the Church is now blessed to have him as a member, Evangelist and Deacon.  Below are videos of his conversion story... he describes ...through his reading of The Early Church Fathers how Catholic the early Church was.  The conversion story of Alex Jones is comprised of 5 videos so you can watch all or parts of his story at your convenience.  
As for me...this life of mine will not get any easier the older I get but seeking the truth will ensure my best days are a head of me.