I believe this new pope has reinvigorated my will to rejoin my church. I’ve been away for too long, and I feel the Lord calling me back on the heels of Pope Francis’ ascension to the throne.
Each pope, it seems, touches new hearts. With JPII, it was the youth. So many of today's seminarians refer to themselves as the "JPII generation". Like you, many of us have roamed or .. simply stayed away. God has touched your heart through this new 'pilgrim' pope and called to you. He is always there, waiting for you, in the Eucharist. What a beautiful gift He gave us. Might I recommend that, if possible, you watch EWTN's program The Journey Home, which airs every Monday at 8 pm ET. Each week the host, Marcus Grodi, interviews someone who has returned home or converted from a different faith. You will recognize your own journey in theirs.
Another excellent ... and immediate ... resource is a wonderful web site: Catholics Come Home. Here you will find a wealth of resource information and non-judgemental staff to assist you with the unpacking ; - ). Lastly, freeper Salvation and I each maintain catholic ping lists. Salvation posts a Daily Mass Readings thread which includes information on the Saint of the Day and other fascinating pieces of information on church history. My list is intended to post threads, such as this, that provide current news on the Catholic Church. What a wonderful time to come home! Welcome back! (Please freepmail Salvation and/or myself if you would like to be added to either or both of our ping lists).
I believe this new pope has reinvigorated my will to rejoin my church. Ive been away for too long, and I feel the Lord calling me back on the heels of Pope Francis ascension to the throne.Very beautiful; I hope to see you soon. :)
Please come back soon, rarestia.
OMG!! Storming Heaven with prayers for your return!! COME HOME!!! The LIGHT is ON!!!